Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

About Mark Garland

Mark Garland has been a construction professional since 1978. He has worked in leadership roles in just three companies during this period, meaning Mark anchored the companies. Construction Projects that Mark has supervised have spanned the globe from Alaska to the US Pacific Northwest, Canada, Asia and New Zealand. He has a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington.

Early in his career, Mark oversaw numerous high-rise office buildings as project manager in downtown Seattle, including the 56-story Washington Mutual Tower designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox.

In Auckland, New Zealand, Mark was executive in charge of the ASB Bank Center, a 38-story project of which the six level basement was constructed from the top down. Mark has also consulted on projects in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

In 1992 Mark joined Lease Crutcher Lewis in Seattle, Washington, and played an…


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About Mark Garland

Mark Garland has been a construction professional since 1978. He has worked in leadership roles in just three companies during this period, meaning Mark anchored the companies. Construction Projects that Mark has supervised have spanned the globe from Alaska to the US Pacific Northwest, Canada, Asia and New Zealand. He has a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington.

Early in his career, Mark oversaw numerous high-rise office buildings as project manager in downtown Seattle, including the 56-story Washington Mutual Tower designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox.

In Auckland, New Zealand, Mark was executive in charge of the ASB Bank Center, a 38-story project of which the six level basement was constructed from the top down. Mark has also consulted on projects in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

In 1992 Mark joined Lease Crutcher Lewis in Seattle, Washington, and played an influential role in growing the company’s diversity and revenues. Lease Crutcher Lewis is a fourth generation employee owned construction company with offices in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. Mark is currently the President of LCL Builds in Toronto, Canada. He was the principal in charge of the 60 storey Trump International Hotel + Tower in downtown Toronto. The building is 280m tall, with an iconic building top, including a 25 meter glass spire and a titanium clad quarter-dome roof.

Mark is a co-inventor of a patented method to construct concrete shear cores for high rise office buildings. This innovative method uses redundant structural steel columns inside the thick concrete shear walls so that the structural steel office building superstructure can be erected in advance of the central concrete shear core.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Chapter Secretary, Toronto (2019 – Present)
  • Regional Representative, Toronto (2012 – Present)
  • Annual Conference, Session Chair (Chicago 2019)
  • CTBUH Fellow (2018)
  • Past Roles:
  • Chapter Secretary, CTBUH Canada (2013 – 2019)
  • Annual Conference, Panel Moderator (Middle East 2018)

Events/Initiatives Involving Mark Garland

CTBUH Canada Tours Monde Condominiums

13 Mar 2019, Tour Report – CTBUH Canada hosted a construction tour of Monde Condominiums, a 44-story…

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on…

Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference

Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during…

Events/Initiatives Involving Mark Garland

CTBUH Canada Tours Monde Condominiums
13 Mar 2019, Toronto – Tour Report
CTBUH Canada hosted a construction tour of Monde Condominiums, a 44-story residential building designed by Safdie Architects and Quadrangle.
Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.
Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during the Middle East Conference for a discussion on the Council's regional growth and global initiatives.
CTBUH Canada Conducts Construction Tour of Eau Du Soleil
29 Aug 2018, Toronto – Tour Report
CTBUH Canada hosted a tour of the ongoing construction of Eau Du Soleil, a twin-tower condominium development with unobstructed views of the lake and the city of Toronto.
CTBUH Canada Tours YC Condos
21 Mar 2018, Toronto – Tour Report
The CTBUH Canada Chapter held a construction tour of YC Condos, a 66-story tower development in downtown Toronto.
CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.
CTBUH Canada Hosts Construction Tour of 88 Scott, Toronto
19 Jul 2017, Toronto – Tour Report
CTBUH Canada held a construction tour of Toronto's 88 Scott, a 58-story condominium tower with ground-level retail and four levels of office space.
Canada Event Considers “The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings”
20 Jun 2017, Toronto – Event Report
Building up momentum for the CTBUH 2017 Conference in Australia, the CTBUH Canada Chapter held its most recent event at the University of Toronto Faculty Club.
The Harbour Plaza Construction Tour
18 Aug 2016, Toronto – Tour Report
The CTBUH Canada Chapter hosted a construction tour of the Harbour Plaza mixed-use development, soon to be an anchor location in downtown Toronto.
Sky High and The Logic of Luxury
12 May 2015, Toronto – Event Report
CTBUH Canada held its most recent event at the University of Toronto Faculty Club, featuring a presentation by Carol Willis entitled “Sky High and the Logic of Luxury.”
CTBUH Canada Tours ICE Condos at York Center, Toronto
19 Nov 2014, Toronto – Tour Report
The CTBUH Canada chapter hosted a tour – ironically during an early winter snow storm – of the ICE Condominiums.
CTBUH Canada Hosts Event on Imports and Acquisitions
5 Nov 2014, Toronto – Event Report
More than 80 people attended the event which sought to answer the question, What new technologies and techniques are influencing the way we build tall in Toronto?
Lujiazui Harbor City Development & Riviera Twin Star Square Tour
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The Riviera Twin Star Square Tour was immediately followed by the Lujiazui Harbor City Development Tour, a development on the site of the Shanghai Shipyard Factory and Drydock.
CTBUH Leaders Discuss Ways to Broaden Council Membership
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The leadership of the Council convened in the Leaders Meeting to participate in discussions about how to widen the Council’s reach and effectiveness.
Tour of Toronto’s Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower
22 Aug 2014, Toronto – Tour Report
CTBUH Canada hosted a tour of Toronto’s Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower, currently under construction in the heart of the city’s business district.
Canada Chapter Tours The L Tower
27 Feb 2014, Toronto – Tour Report
The Canada Chapter hosted a tour of The L Tower, the under-construction iconic residential building in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core.
Design, Cost and Return on Investment
23 Jan 2014, Toronto – Event Report
The chapter's fifth event included video presentations by Peter Rees, the Chief Planning Officer for London & a case study of The Gherkin by Kent Gardner, its owner.
Inside Look at Aura Tower
29 Oct 2013, Toronto – Tour Report
The Canada chapter hosted a tour of Canada’s future tallest residential building, Aura. When completed, the building will be 272 meters tall.
The GTA, a Region in Transition
25 Sep 2013, Toronto – Event Report
Keynote speakers and authors of the Strategic Regional Research report, Iain Dobson and Glenn Miller, led a provocative discussion about high-rise trends in the Greater Toronto Area.
Tour of the Hullmark Centre
13 Aug 2013, Toronto – Tour Report
Michael Montgomery of Kinetica Dynamics and Andrea Calla of Tridel showed off the under-construction Hullmark Centre during a tour attended by more than 40 people.
CTBUH Canada Inaugural Meeting
2 May 2013, Toronto – Event Report
The first event organized by the newly formed CTBUH Canada Chapter was held at the University of Toronto on May 2, to a highly enthusiastic reception.
Global Representatives Workshop, Shanghai
18 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH leaders and representatives from around the world gathered to discuss on-going initiatives and better ways to serve members and grow the Council.

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Mark Garland Related Resources

Composite Construction of Concrete Shear Cores

Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference
Mark Garland, LCL Builds