Charter School of the Dunes, Gary, Indiana
Designed by Eric Davis, AIA while at CDM Architects, Inc.

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PDA is now Prequalified to provide Architectural Services to both the Illinois Capital Development Board and the Chicago Transit Authority!

PDA is also adding multiple new clients this year (contracts in negotiation) Stay tuned!

Public Design Architects

A Shared Commitment to Service

Public Design Architects, LLC was created to help our public agency and not-for profit clients leverage high value professional service and experience to address some of our society's most pressing civic challenges. Our services are grouped around three main practice areas:
  • Architecture
  • Planning and Urban Design
  • Technical Consulting Services
Critical Markets
The leadership of PDA has experience applying these services in a few areas of expertise:
  • K-12 Education
  • Civic and Recreation
  • Public Safety - Police/Fire/Courts/Corrections
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Disaster Management/Mitigation Consulting
K-12 Education - Traditions and Challenges
PDA's founder, Eric Davis, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has decades of experience designing and managing both traditional public school and charter school projects, including new schools, additions, renovations and adaptive re-use.

Civic and Recreation
PDA brings experience designing Village Hall, Public Administration and Park/Fieldhouse projects. These most visible civic structures provide image and continuity in our communities.

Public Safety - Police/Fire/Courts/Corrections
Mr. Davis, the firm's lead architect, has worked with police and fire departments, municipal and county courts, and jail and corrections clients, working closely with chiefs, sheriffs and judges on the planning and design of prototype police stations, courts and administrative hearings facilities, and jail and prison projects.

Transportation and Infrastructure
Recent Federal and other initiatives have brought greater focus on projects for the various infrastructure systems that connect our metro regions. Our experience includes architectural planning and design services for rail transit stations, bus operations and maintenance facilities, public works centers and buildings for water and wastewater plants and systems.

Disaster Management Services
Unique compared to most architectural firms, PDA has specialized experience in providing technical services for developing FEMA-compliant damage assessments and hazard mitigation plans for public facilities affected by natural disasters. We bring NIMS-trained expertise, particularly for Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources projects that may warrant specialized treatments to obtain Federal or State funding for rehabilitation or replacement.

Lake County Central Permit Facility, Libertyville, Illinois.
Designed by Eric Davis, AIA, while at DMJM/AECOM.