Mark Griffin

Mark Griffin, AICP

Senior Associate

Mark is a development planner with decades of experience in the planning and implementation of residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and transportation development programs. For both public agencies and private consulting firms, Mark has managed professional teams in the planning, design and delivery of community and regional planning programs and development projects, and has particular experience in the preparation of strategic plans integrating land use and transportation developments in coastal and international gateway regions. Mark’s experience both domestically and overseas with private developers and public agencies brings together the technical expertise of urban planners, architects, and civil and structural engineers to accomplish owner and community goals by establishing productive teams of professionals and stakeholders in the master planning and development of communities and transportation facilities. As the Director of Planning for port authorities and metropolitan planning organizations along the west coast of North America, and as Vice President & General Manager for a private-sector architectural and engineering firm in Japan, Mark has led the planning, design, and delivery of development programs throughout the Asia Pacific. Projects and programs Mark has planned, permitted and delivered include regional transportation plans; airport and port terminals; light rail transit and freight rail systems; educational and military facilities; energy production plants; and residential, hospitality and commercial developments.
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Education

Mark holds an M.A. in Urban Planning from the University of California at Los Angeles, and an M.B.A. in International Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners.