Keyvision’s founder and managing director Mark Davis first formed the Stonehenge Group in 1981, while living in the bay side Melbourne suburb of Williamstown. He and fellow architect Adrian Road designed over 150 custom homes and renovations in the inner-city area of Melbourne. Celebrating over 35 years, under their direction, the small renovations operation quickly earned a reputation as an innovative firm that crafted state-of-the-art housing projects in premium Melbourne suburbs such as Toorak, Hawthorn, and Malvern.
Over the years, Stonehenge has been awarded over 45 State and National awards for a range of projects that include custom homes, apartment developments, master planned communities and aged care facilities.
Davis is a passionate visionary, full of original ideas and with a strong belief in using the power of technology to bring people together. These essential, organic connections he formed with others in the property development industry, led him to play an integral part in building thriving communities across Australia, Japan, and several other nations around the world.
Davis went on to complete more than 40 or so housing projects and other care facilities in Japan, making Stonehenge the first Australian architectural building firm to enter the Japanese market. The company used Australian labor and materials to construct various land subdivisions, apartments, town houses, aged care and retirement developments, and even custom housing for the Australian Consul-General’s residence in the Japanese City of Kobe. However, as the saying goes, home is where the heart is. Davis could not forget his roots. As such, he and Road returned to the Williamstown suburbs once again. With aid and funding from Melbourne University, they went on to develop and oversee the construction of Stonehenge’s Williams Cove. This meticulously designed major master plan integrated development was recognised by the broader industry and awarded the HIA award for Medium Density Development of the Year in 2001. Ahead of the times and recognising the need for community engagement, Stonehenge even created a website where various members of the Williamstown community could advertise their businesses, share local events, and catch up on all the latest news and classified ads — all in one convenient space.
With Stonehenge thriving, Davis saw the demand for digital connectivity and moved forward to bridge the gap between building development and community living. This started him on the journey towards a far more experimental venture— one more advanced than any he had sought out thus far.
Davis’s passion for building meaningful connections with others, inspired the creation of this next venture in 1998 – Keyvision. He explored the various new ways that technology might assist in project marketing, design, construction, and client relationship management. Discovering that the relatively new information platform at the time, the World Wide Web, might be a solution.
As it turned out, the combination of Stonehenge’s experience in creating the Williams Cove website and Davis’ background in residential design and construction made Keyvision nothing short of a service powerhouse in the making. The interactive and customisable nature of the internet spawned a whole new league of networking abilities, and Keyvision became a digital pioneer, of sorts. Keyvision were one of the first web-based services to open honest communication portals between services and their clients by successfully utilising the new platforms available to them at the time.
Keyvision have since revolutionised the way Australian companies interact with their employees, their stakeholders, and their clients; Offering the innovative, functional, and meaningful results that further develop brands and enhance reputations among the community.