Zitzow - Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture


Mark Zitzow


University of Oklahoma
Master of Regional and City Planning

University of Central Oklahoma
BA, Public Administration



In addition to serving as an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, Mark Zitzow is currently a Principal with Johnson and Associates in Oklahoma City. Here, he leads a team of five Urban Planners/Designers that work across the spectrum within the Planning profession. Mark oversees the current and long-range planning efforts for the firm with projects ranging from land use entitlements to comprehensive plans. Prior to joining J&A, Mark worked for the both Greater Oklahoma City and Stillwater Chambers of Commerce in economic development. Professionally, Mark is heavily involved in several local professional organizations, Oklahoma APA, Urban Land Institute, Oklahoma and the Congress for the New Urbanism Local Conference Host Committee. In 2016, Mark received his master’s degree in Regional and City Planning from the University of Oklahoma and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science-Public Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma.


American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

Congress for the New Urbanism (Accredited) (CNU-A)


Land Use
Long Range Planning
Comprehensive Planning
Urban Design
Regional Planning
Site Planning
Master Planning
Economic Development
Report Drafting
Project Management

Professional Affiliations

American Planning Association

Oklahoma Chapter – American Planning Association (Former Board Member)

Urban Land Institute (Programs Chair)

Congress for the New Urbanism


Next Gen Under 30 – Ion Magazine (Oklahoma)

Top Planner Under 40 – Planning Peeps (National)