Jack A. Davis
- Professor Emeritus
Professor Davis has taught at the University of Florida and then later at the Boston Architectural Center. He practiced in Cambridge, Massachusetts for the architectural firm of Cambridge Seven Associates and was project architect for the Forest Hills train station, Atlantic City convention center and several office complexes. In 1993, he took a sabbatical to practice in Basel, Switzerland for Suter and Suter, working in their international department, developing housing, university and banking projects. In his practice he has been the principal designer on over 30 large and modest scale projects and has won design excellence awards from the Virginia Society AIA as well as from and the Blue Ridge Chapter of the AIA and the Virginia Masonry Council. Since 1984 he has been Principal and Co-Principal investigator on over 2.5 million dollars in research grants and continues to teach in the Professional Program in Architecture. He is the architect for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies Research + Demonstration Facility, a laboratory research center for all programs of study in the College.
Professor Davis has been recognized and endowed as the Reynolds Metals Professor of Architecture and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He became a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional in August 2007. He was selected by Designintelligence as one of the nation’s Most Admired Educators of 2009 and 2014 and is a Design Futures Senior Fellow. Davis is the founding President of the 16 University consortium of Architecture + Construction Alliance (A+CA) and an international Board Member and former Vice President of the Conseil International du Bâtiment (CIB). He was the 2014 past President of the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects for their 100th year anniversary and organized and led the Virginia Accord Symposium focused on the next 100 years of Virginia’s built environment.
Prof. Davis served as Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies from March 2007 until Oct. 2017. He previously served as Interim Dean of the College from July 2006 until March 2007 and, before that, as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
M.Arch. Virginia Tech
B.Arch. Virginia Tech