Mahlon is an architect and urban designer with more than 30 years of professional experience, focusing on urban design, community planning, and transit projects. His emphasis has been integrating infrastructure design into complex urban environments.
Mahlon’s experience ranges from facilitating public workshops to designing urban streets, as well as leading and managing the production of design and technical documents for urban infrastructure and traditional building projects. His passion is for helping diverse communities and specific clients create great streets, sustainable public spaces, and delightful buildings through innovative designs. For Mahlon, urban design is a process that begins with active listening and culminates with the creation of great places.
Favorite Project & Why
Master Plans for False Creek North (Concord Pacific) and SE False Creek – They are incredibly important legacies that established a successful framework for sustainable and delightful communities.
Favorite Thing About Your Job
Getting paid to help make communities more interesting, attractive, and sustainable.
Favorite Thing to Do
“There is nothing, absolutely nothing- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in [my] boats.” As so well said by Ratty to Mole in Kenneth Grahame’s beloved classic, The Wind in the Willows.