Mark Lavery

BuroHappold, Director | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Mark has worked on a portfolio of projects at the leading edge of tall building engineering over the last 10 years, leading and developing teams in a variety of roles on more than 35 tall building projects, principally as lead structural engineer but including roles as: multi-disciplinary project design manager, FIDIC Engineer and peer reviewer, as well as numerous value engineering and tall building specialist roles.

His tall building experience includes seven “supertall” and three “megatall” buildings, with the 1000 meter tall Nakheel and Harbour Tall Tower being the tallest designed tower in his portfolio. He is recognized for his tall building expertise in the wider community, having been invited to contribute to tall building themed books, media articles and conferences.

As a tall building leader with Buro Happold based in their Dubai office, Mark is responsible for tall building…

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Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee, Member (2015 – Present)

City Representative, Dubai (2012 – 2018)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2012; Middle East 2018)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Middle East 2018)

CTBUH Initiatives


20 September 2012

In order to maximize the benefit of early stage wind tunnel tests, BMT Fluid Mechanics and Buro Happold have respectively developed tools which enable dynamic...


17 October 2016

Mark Lavery, BuroHappold Engineering

Tall buildings increasingly dominate our skylines as an almost inevitable response to urbanisation. They often do not integrate well with the urban habitat in which...


26 October 2015

Mark Lavery, Tim Kelly & Anil Hira

As the trend for complex architectural forms continues, the relationship between design and construction has become ever more interdependent. Where this interdependency was once limited...