JDavis Announces Leadership Change

Larry Zucchino has been named Chairman of the Board
Neil Gray, President of JDavis has been Promoted to Chief Executive Officer


JDavis, is a 75-person multi-disciplinary design firm providing architecture, planning, landscape architecture and interior design services, headquartered in Raleigh, NC with a Northeast office in Philadelphia, PA has named Larry Zucchino, FASLA as Chairman of the Board and Neil Gray, AIA, President and Chief Executive Officer. Larry Zucchino is moving from his role as CEO by handing over the management reins to Gray. Zucchino will become the Chairman of the Board for the firm in support of the company’s long-term strategic plan.

“We have transformed our business over the past five years through the expansion into new market sectors and geographical diversity throughout the eastern seaboard”, says Larry Zucchino.  “A strategic shift in our senior leadership will place our firm in a position for continued growth with a focus on design service and a strong corporate culture.”

Neil Gray, AIA, joined JDavis as a Principal in 2001 when the firm began. As President and CEO, Gray’s primary responsibility will be in business development and client management. He brings 24 years of experience to his role and has served as President for the last three years. Neil provides leadership on many office, multifamily and commercial development projects. He is Chair of the Board of Directors for the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, and is a member of Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties.

Gray states, “We intend to build upon the foundation established by Jeff Davis and Larry Zucchino by fostering a culture focused on client-centered service, design leadership, exceptional project delivery and collaboration. Our leadership team has been planning for this succession for several years, so we are able to move forward with the goal to build value and pass it on, the core tenant of our Strategic Plan.”

The Leadership Team includes partners: Larry Zucchino, FASLA; Neil Gray, AIA; Bill Egan, AIA; Bob Nussear, AIA; Matt Ansley, AIA; Noah Morris, AIA; Laurent de Comarmond, AIA; Beret Dickson, AIA and Y.E. Smith, AIA.