About

Don Davies is President of Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), an award-winning, 185-person structural and civil engineering firm founded in 1920 with offices in Seattle, Washington, and Chicago, Illinois. An industry champion for the promotion of urban density and low-carbon construction, Don has helped found the MKA Foundation, the Carbon Leadership Forum, and Building Transparency. He is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, Board Chair for Building Transparency, CTBUH Advisory Board Global Chapters Chair, and a member of the UC Berkeley’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

CTBUH Designated Expert

CTBUH Roles

Chapter Chair, Seattle (2018 – Present)

Expert Peer Review Committee, Member (2014 – Present)

Seattle Chapter, Chair (2018 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2012; Shanghai 2014; Australia 2017; Chicago 2019)

City Representative, Seattle (2013 – 2017)

Height and Data Committee (2013 – 2017)

Working Group: Building Damping Technologies (2015 – 2018)

Videos

18 May 2017

What's the Biggest Threat to a Skyscraper?

Chicago, United States of America. Hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the second event in the Building Tall lecture series featured presentations by...

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Research

28 October 2019

Structural Innovations: Past / Present / Future

Don Davies, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

The towers of 50 years ago utilized simple and strong constructions, built upon bold, but easily comprehensible, structural techniques that were developed collaboratively by the...

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Research

16 September 2014

Life Cycle Analysis: Are We There Yet?

Donald Davies & Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

To help advance Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for building systems, this paper reviews the history and state of LCA practice in the U.S. from a...

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