Mark Davis, AIA
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Davis has a passion for the built environment and a deep appreciation for good design. He is a respected business leader and an active volunteer in the region, where he has cultivated many relationships that benefit both HiFive and their clients.
Born in Bilaspur, India, to missionary parents, Mark grew up in India and the Philippine Islands. After 11 years of mission work in the field, his family moved to Cincinnati in 1970.
Mark received a degree in Chemistry (1976) and Architecture (1986) from the University of Cincinnati. He is a registered architect in several states, and holds a Certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
Having successfully bridged the gap from academia to real world design and construction, Mark has personally designed, signed and sealed more than 300 constructed commercial projects totaling almost $400 million. Much of his professional life has been spent working closely with his business partner, Brian Zilch.
Since 1993, Mark and Brian have focused much of their efforts on the design and construction of hotel, office, industrial and church projects. Some of Mark’s current affiliations include:
• Mason Christian Village (Trustee)
• Mason Christian Village Health Care (Trustee)
• National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (Member)
• Athletes In Action (Sponsor)
• Salem Township Zoning Commission (Chairman)
• Southeast Butler County Chamber of Commerce (Member)
• “HiFive Cincy Challenge” Soccer Tournament (Sponsor)
• American Institute of Architects (Member)
• Christian Business Network (Member)
Mark manages all aspects of design and philosophy for HiFive and is involved with every project. Mark, his wife, Leah, and their three children, Tara, Summer, and Zane, live in the Morrow area. In January, 2009, Mark, his daughter, Summer, and a dozen students from CCU (Cincinnati Christian University) in conjunction with Athletes In Action, went to India for two weeks as part of a sports mission trip.
Mark Davis, AIA
CEO (RA, NCARB)