Mark Bowles, ASLA PLA

Associate Principal
Mississippi State University

Mark Bowles is an Associate Principal with GFF, Inc

Mark Bowles received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University in 1997. He joined GFF in 2013 and was named an Associate Principal in 2016. Prior to joining GFF, Mark spent his professional time working for firms such as RTKL in Dallas, The HOK Planning Group in Atlanta and Rialto Studio in San Antonio. As a registered landscape architect and urban designer, Mark has served as a project manager for a wide variety of planning, urban design and landscape architectural projects throughout the country. He has played key roles in the design and management of streetscape and courtyard designs on multiple urban mixed use developments and master planned communities. In addition, he has been responsible for design and management of numerous urban renewal, multi-family, retail, university, stream and ecosystem restoration, and small parks projects. Mark has also acquired extensive knowledge in all phases of the design process, contract documents, cost estimating, development of federal environmental documents, LEED documentation and large scale construction administration.

Several projects for which Mark has been responsible have won awards from the Greater Dallas Planning Council, AIA Center for Livable Communities, Texas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the ITE Transportation Planning Council. In addition to his professional work, Mark served four years as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in Dallas, and served three years as Chairman of Planning and Design for the Texas Wildlife Exposition.

2017 Promotion Insights

GFF, Inc. has announced promotions for 2017 and we have asked our promoted GFFers to share a couple personal insights about themselves. GFF is a diverse design firm and we love to celebrate our people and their passions. Each GFFer has given us two fun facts and one reason why 2016 was a memorable year.…

Press Release: GFF Announces 2017 Promotions

GFF, Inc. is pleased to announce our recent promotions. In total, 19 architects, intern architects, interior designers, planners and landscape architects were promoted for 2017. GFF Principal Evan Beattie, AIA, LEEP AP has been promoted to Senior Principal in charge of Business Development. Since joining GFF in 2005, Evan has managed complex mixed use and…

GFF Promotions 2015

GFF is pleased to announce our recent promotions. Todd Burtis, AIA and Russell Hagg, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB were named Associate Principals. In total, 26 architects, intern architects, interior designers, planners and administrative professionals were promoted in a record-breaking year for the firm. Burtis, a graduate of Texas Tech University and The Real Estate Council’s…

Portrait of a GFFer: Mark Bowles

  Meet GFF’s Landscape Architect Mark Bowles. Mark is a member of GFF Planning and is likely one of the nicest/friendliest people you will run into in or out of the office. From Mississippi to Dallas to San Antonio and back to Dallas, we are happy Mark landed at GFF. After reading his 10 fun…

New Kids on the Block

Check out the fresh faces of GFF! Q&A with Samuel Mortimer University: University of Tennessee – Knoxville Favorite Hobby: Collecting Prints Years of Experience: 3+ Years Favorite Musician: Neil Young Hometown: Chattanooga, TN Q&A with Kent Pontious University:  Texas A&M University Favorite Hobby:  Golf Years of Experience: 20 Years Favorite Band:  Jane’s Addiction Hometown:  El Paso, TX…