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Mark Johnson, FASLA



Mark Johnson is a landscape architect and urban designer with a lengthy portfolio of park, public space and urban regeneration projects. As founder of the firm Civitas he has led projects of all scales and types across the nation and in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Notable projects include the redevelopment of the Stapleton Airport in Denver, The Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan, Museum Park Miami and the San Diego North Embarcadero. Mark is known for projects of large scale that engage social, economic and environmental systems. His work has emphasized the reuse of brownfield and underutilized sites, combining the redesign of infrastructure, transportation, land use, open space and environmental systems to transform entire districts of core cities.

Mark has won many awards for design, planning and service in his history of pushing the envelope of practice for landscape architects and urban designers.   He is a frequent lecturer at universities, a regular panelist for ULI Forums, lecturer and faculty at the International Academy of Design and Health, Stockholm and London.

Motivation to serve on Leaders Council:

The overall quality of the school impresses and engages me.

Design Philosophy:

We connect people to place for the future.