Bailey Architects: Continuing the Vision

12/19/2013 | Bailey Architects

Houston-based Bailey Architects is continuing its dedication to design and service excellence following the passing of the firm’s founder Ray Bailey, FAIA. The firm’s leadership includes Principals Ray Leiker, AIA; Mark Boone, AIA, LEED AP; and Cope Bailey. The firm will continue Ray Bailey’s vision of providing excellence in architecture, design solutions and service to its clients while expanding its award-winning portfolio.

A Principal in the firm since 1984 and Ray Bailey’s business partner for 36 years; Ray Leiker, AIA will serve as Managing Principal and President. “It is important to our firm to uphold the vision Ray inspired in us,” Leiker stated. “We want to preserve his legacy and ensure the future success of the firm.”

Leiker’s dedication to the profession and community includes providing service and leadership for the Houston Architecture Foundation (Past President), American Institute of Architects-Houston Chapter (Past President), the Texas Society of Architects (Past Vice President), and other community and industry organizations.

Mark Boone has been with Bailey Architects for 26 years and will serve as Principal and Director of Project Management. Boone has led the firm’s work in the institutional, educational and corporate sectors.

Under close mentorship of his father, Cope Bailey has been a design leader with the firm since 1990 and will serve as Principal and Vice President. “We are excited that Cope will continue in his father’s footsteps,” Leiker went on to say, “and lead the legacy of design, creativity and excellence.”

About Bailey Architects
Founded in 1975, Bailey Architects is a Houston-based architectural, planning, and interior design firm whose design team of professionals specializes in programming, facility assessments, master planning, facility design and construction administration. Recognized as one of the state’s leading design firms, Bailey Architects has 65 design awards to its credit – including Firm of the Year awards from both the Texas Society of Architects and American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter – and has been cited by the Texas Historical Commission for their commitment to preserving historic buildings and sites. The firm’s award-winning design experience includes historic preservation, commercial, corporate, institutional, retail, library, educational and liturgical architecture. Learn more online at or contact Elizabeth A. Dees, Director of Marketing at