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It brings knowledge and expertise from numerous strategic planning, development and implementation processes across North America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Mark Johnson, who co-founded Civitas in 1984, has led the design of nearly $1 billion in built works and is broadly recognized as a thought leader in the regeneration of brownfield and industrial inner-city areas. Foremost among these is his leadership of planning and design for the rejuvenation of Denver’s Stapleton International Airport.
A prominent designer of public space, Mark was integral in reimagining and designing St. Patrick’s Island, which opened in 2015 after CMLC fully redeveloped and restored the 31-acre inner-city treasure. Mark’s recent work also includes the North Embarcadero, the centerpiece of downtown San Diego’s waterfront, and @One City Plaza in Greenville, SC, and he has ongoing public space projects in London (Ontario), Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Denver, Raleigh, Tampa and Washington DC.
Recipient of many awards for design, planning and service in his history of pushing the envelope of practice for landscape architects, Mark is a frequent lecturer at universities, regular speaker for ULI Forums, faculty member at the International Academy of Design and Health (Stockholm), advisor to the Prague Institute for Planning and visiting critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design