Mark Schollen is principal of Schollen & Company Inc., a landscape architectural consulting practice that specializes in sustainable design. Since graduating with a B.L.A. from the University of Toronto in 1985, Mark’s career has been focused on exploring innovative solutions to achieve sustainability objectives within the context of the urban environment. Mark’s portfolio of projects includes large-scale watershed restoration projects throughout Canada, as well as in China and Saudi Arabia, and the preparation of a number of Low Impact Development guideline documents for municipalities and conservation authorities. Mark co-authored the Sustainable Stormwater Management Specifications for the Canadian Standards Association and provided input to the sustainability guidelines for South Africa.
Mark remains involved with the University of Toronto and Ryerson University, lecturing on topics related to urban ecosystems and sustainable design. Mark has lead numerous award-winning park master plans and watershed management strategies including the Rouge North Management Plan, a six-year endeavor that encompassed four municipalities and involved consultation with over 20,000 stakeholders. The Rouge North Management catalyzed the expansion of Rouge Park to create the 79.1 ha Rouge National Urban Park. Schollen & Company Inc. continues to remain at the forefront of sustainable design through Mark’s commitment to research and innovation.