Mark B. Headley, RA, AIA
Principal, LEED AP


of Texas at Austin, Texas. Bachelor of Architecture, 1978

Graduated with High Honors, 3.74 GPA

Professional Experience 

StudioForma Architects
Principal, July 2004 - Present
Bozeman, Montana

Overland Partners Architects
Principal, January 1, 2000 - June 2004

Senior Project Architect, June 1999 - December 2000

, Montana

Place Architecture LLC
Senior Project Architect, October 1996 - May 1999

, Montana

Overland Partners Architects
Senior Project Architect, June 1992 - October 1996

San Antonio
, Texas

Marmon Mok
Associate Partner, January 1985 - June 1992

Corporate President, January 1988 - December 1990

Architect, January 1982 - December 1984

Intern Architect, June 1978 - December 1981

San Antonio
, Texas


1981 Texas No. 8261

1992 NCARB No. 42079

1999 Montana No. 2754

2002 LEED Accredited Professional

2007 Idaho No. AR-984595

Professional Memberships 

American Institute of Architects

Society of Architects

Recent Design Awards 

Overlook Lodge and Grand Cabins, 2007 Montana AIA Merit Award
Bozeman Public Library, 2008 Montana AIA Merit Award

Selected Project List  

(IE) indicates individual experience with other firms where Mark served as Project Architect.

Mark served as Project Architect, Laboratory Architect and Principal-in-Charge for all StudioFORMA projects listed below:

University of Montana Anderson Hall, Missoula, Montana, designed to provide a new building that would bring the School of Journalism under one roof, program included TV and radio stations, classrooms, the production area for the university newspaper, offices, meeting rooms and a Native American conference center, 56,904 gsf, $9.2 million.

University of Montana Missoula College Building, Missoula, Montana, designed to provide a new building that would provide classrooms, offices and laboratories for the multi-disciplined Missoula College, departments include Health Professions, Electronics, Computer Technology, Culinary Arts, General Academic and Business Technology, 120,000 gsf, $28 million.

Blackfeet Community College Green Math/Science Building, Browning, Montana, designed to provide a new building that would provide two general classrooms, three science teaching labs, offices and student study space for the BCC, the project has received a LEED Platinum Certification, 13,003 gsf, $4.6 million.

Concessioner Housing for Xanterra/National Park Service, Gardiner, Montana, a two-unit housing project for Xanterra employees working in Yellowstone National Park, the first LEED certified project in Montana. Systems /strategies included highly insulated envelope, photovoltaics, passive solar heating, and materials with recycled content, 5,700 gsf, $1,000,000.

Bozeman Public Library, Bozeman, Montana, designed for the City of Bozeman, the project was successful in achieving a LEED Silver level certification. Systems/strategies included natural daylighting, night flushing, low-use plumbing fixtures, materials with high recycled content and a 34 kW photovoltaic electrical generation system, winner of a Montana AIA Design Award in 2008, 52,978 gsf, $10.7 million.

River Rim Overlook Lodge, Teton County, Idaho, designed to be the first amenity building completed at the River Rim Ranch development in Teton County, Idaho, includes a sales office, board room, lounge spaces, a bar and eating areas, winner of a Montana AIA Design Award in 2007, 6,712 gsf, cost withheld by Owner.

River Rim Grand Cabins, Teton County, Idaho, designed to be the first “cabin” product completed at the River Rim Ranch development in Teton County, Idaho, includes a four-unit cluster of residential units overlooking the Teton River Gorge, winner of a Montana AIA Design Award in 2007, costs withheld by Owner.

Security Title Office Building (IE), Bozeman, Montana, a new office building for a local title company that was designed around natural daylighting that features an R-20 skylight, heavy timber frame and brick and stone masonry, the project was featured in the November 2003 issue of Architectural Record, costs withheld by Owner.

San Antonio International Airport Expansion, Phases 1 and 2 (IE), San Antonio, Texas, designed in two phases to provide new holding rooms, ticket counters, baggage claim areas, food and retail facilities and other support spaces while the existing adjacent airport remained in operation during the entire process, 476,000 gsf, $38 million.

C-5A Squadron Operations Facility (IE), Kelly AFB, Texas, designed for the functioning C-5A Squadron to provide new training rooms, offices, locker rooms, a 262-seat briefing room and command post, the project won a Design Award in the US Air Force Design Awards Program, 29,100 gsf, $4.6 million.

Aeromedical Evacuation Training Facility (IE), Kelly AFB, Texas, designed in for the functioning Aeromedical Evacuation Training Unit to provide offices, training rooms and a large storage warehousing component for this unit that performed aeromedical evacuations around the world, 22,160 gsf, $3.2 million.

Bridger Bowl Base Facilities (IE), Gallatin County, Montana, included a new ski patrol emergency center and new base lodge, program provided new ski instructors’ locker room, public locker room, dining facilities with full kitchen, daycare center, sundeck, administrative offices, ticketing windows and meeting rooms, 50,200 gsf, $5 million total.


Mark has established himself as an award-winning designer and skilled project architect in laboratory projects as large as $68 million in scope. His expertise in all phases of a project have resulted in projects that are well coordinated, on time and on budget. Mark also has successfully helped various clients with other services such as laboratory programming, master planning, developing fundraising materials, and securing national grants. Laboratory project types have included medical, chemistry, biology, imaging, teaching, computer, and biocontainment laboratories, including a biocontainment laboratory at the BSL-4 level. His experience also includes animal facilities such as indoor and outdoor holding facilities, surgical suites, cage washing support and biocontainment areas to ABL-3. Mark has been a featured speaker at several national symposiums on laboratory design including the Laboratories for the 21st Century initiative, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A partial summary of his personal experience in laboratory projects would include:

Rivertop Renewables at MonTEC, Missoula, Montana, designed to provide a pilot plant, offices and state-of-the-art research labs for an emerging company producing green chemicals from corn, 16,963 gsf, $3 million.

Montana State University Animal Bioscience Building, Bozeman, Montana, designed to provide classrooms, offices and state-of-the-art research labs for the Animal and Range Science livestock disease and genetics research programs in the College of Agriculture, 40,469 gsf, $11.5 million (two phases).

University of Montana Interdisciplinary Science Building, Missoula, Montana, designed to provide a 200-seat auditorium classroom and state-of-the-art BSL-2 and BSL-3 research labs; imaging suites for laser, electron microscopes, live imaging, spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction; 61,509 gsf, $18.4 million (several phases).

Marsh Lab BSL-2/3 Facilities Montana State University Marsh Lab Complex: Bozeman, Montana, This project included both renovations and new construction for the MSU Veterinary Molecular Biology Program. The project included new BSL-3 laboratories with animal isolator rooms for rabbits, guinea pigs and mice and a new ABSL-2 animal isolation complex for cattle and bison, 20,000 gsf, $4,000,000.

New BSL-4 Lab Facility for the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (IE): San Antonio, Texas, This new lab facility for the Department of Virology and Immunology includes BSL-2, BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratories. The BSL-4 lab is only the fifth functioning facility of its kind in the United States and the first in the world for a private institution. The modular BSL-2 labs were designed with adjustable casework systems to easily accommodate the changing needs of the department over time, 34,000 gsf, $9 million.

Barshop Center for Longevity and Aging Studies (IE): San Antonio, Texas, This new laboratory facility for the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio includes 13,400 nsf of BSL-2 research labs and a 9,800 nsf vivarium for transgenic mice. Research programs will focus on four basic models of aging research: Cellular Aging, Invertebrate Aging, Transgenic Models of Aging, and Human Genetics of Aging. State-of-the-art flexible casework systems will be utilized to facilitate reconfiguration of labs over the life of the facility. Mark also worked closely with the Users during the fundraising period as they raised $20 million for the project costs, including a $3 million grant from the National Institute of Health, 47,000 gsf, $14 million.

McDermott Clinical Science Building (IE): San Antonio, Texas, This facility provided new labs, imaging suites and an animal facility for the University of Texas Health Science Center. Research labs were provided for the departments of Nuclear Medicine, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, and Ophthalmology. Imaging modalities included MRI, NMR, SPECT and PET, which utilized an unshielded cyclotron located within a concrete vault. The vivarium and animal facility included surgical suites and holding rooms for baboons, dogs, sheep and rodents, 136,000 gsf, $22 million.

South Texas Blood and Tissue Center (IE): San Antonio, Texas, The project includes processing, DNA and testing labs, and Class 100 clean rooms for processing of tissue. This facility was featured on a PBS special on green buildings and has also won numerous environmental and AIA awards. One of the main features of the sustainable design includes rainwater harvesting and recycling of the condensate water from the cooling towers, 122,000 gsf, $16 million.

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