Don Davies

CTBUH [title] Chapter Chair Seattle

Davies-Crooks Associates, Co-Founder/Principal | Seattle, United States

About

Don Davies is a Co-Founder and Principal with Davies-Crooks Associates, Board Chair for Building Transparency, and CTBUH Advisory Group Global Chair of Regional Chapters. An industry champion for the promotion of urban density and low-carbon construction. He helped found the Carbon Leadership Forum, Building Transparency, and the MKA Foundation. Don has led the collaborative teams that developed both the Hines Embodied Carbon Reduction Guide and the MKA Low Carbon Concrete Procurement Guide.

The past president of Magnusson Klemencic Associates, his structurally designed projects are in 18 countries and more than 50 major metropolitan centers. More than 25 are Performance Based Seismic Designed towers. Don is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, and he has been inducted into the UC Berkeley Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

Don Davies

CTBUH Roles

Chapter Chair, Seattle (2018 – Present)

Seattle Chapter, Past-Chair (2018 – Present)

Steel-Timber Research Project Steering Committee (2022 – 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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20 October 2018

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.

19 October 2018

Advisory Group Convenes at 2018 Middle East Conference

The CTBUH Advisory Group had the opportunity to meet at the 2018 Middle East Conference to further hone the core mission of the group and its role in the success of the Council.

19 October 2018

Four New Chapters Formed in 2018

In 2018, CTBUH established four new Chapters in Hong Kong, Philadelphia, Scandinavia and Seattle, more than have ever been established in a single year.

29 October 2017

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference

The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.

29 October 2017

CTBUH 2017 Conference Delegates Attend Tall Timber Workshop

Delegates gathered in the offices of Arup in Sydney to participate in the Tall Timber Workshop, which included 14 presenters speaking on topics relevant to the tall timber industry.

11 October 2017

CTBUH Seattle Fall Forum

Please join CTBUH Seattle on October 10th for our annual Fall Forum. With the devastating events in Texas and Florida still fresh, we will discuss resiliency to extreme events.

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...

18 May 2017

What's the Biggest Threat to a Skyscraper? (Highlights)

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...

16 September 2014

Life Cycle Analysis: Are We There Yet?

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

16 September 2014

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 04 - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Don Davies, MKA; Mark Sarkisian, SOM; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH / Iuav University...

19 September 2012

Embodied Carbon and the Case for Longevity

The sustainability and longevity of today’s tall buildings is an often-neglected subject. Embodied carbon can be used as a metric for making important decisions regarding...

19 September 2012

Track 5: Retrofit & Lifecycle Considerations Q & A

The Track 5 panel consisting of: Paul Sloman, Arup; Donald Davies, MKA; and Mic Patterson, Enclos took questions from delegates.

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...

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...

14 September 2014

Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism

Daniel Safarik, CTBUH

The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution...

19 September 2012

Embodied Carbon and the Case for Longevity

Ron Klemencic, Donald Davies, Derek Beaman & Ola Jonhansson, MKA

This paper explores the sustainability and longevity of today’s residential building construction. It makes the case for 100-year design criteria for building frames and enclosure...