Public Design Architects


Eric Davis, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has over 25 years’ experience as a design architect, technical lead, project manager, design manager and planner on projects for educational, government, law enforcement, recreation, office and residential clients. He has previously worked at Camp Dresser and McKee, DMJM/AECOM, Ross Barney Jankowski and OWP+P (now Cannon Design), and on the staff at the Chicago Park District.

The majority of his work has been for the public sector, with an additional focus on the urban design relationships between individual structures and their context. He has been visiting faculty in urban design and architecture at Notre Dame and IIT and has also researched, lectured and published scholarly works on the Prairie School architect Dwight Perkins. Mr. Davis is also a local elected official in Oak Park, Illinois.

Since 1990, Mr. Davis has earned numerous awards. Some of these include:

  • AIA Chicago Professional Excellence Awards:
    Young Architect Award, 1996

  • P/A Young Architects Award: Progressive Architecture, 1993

  • Burnham Award:
    Metropolitan Planning Council, 1993 (to Chicago Park District Office of Research and Planning)

  • “In the Public Interest” competition winner:
    Architectural Record, 1990
    (with Bill Latoza)

Recent Publications:

  •  “It Pays to Be Civic-Minded” The Architect’s Newspaper, February 9, 2011

  • “DPW’s as first responders: that’s nice, but what does it mean?” APWA Reporter, January 2011

  • “Prefab Lab for Teaching” The Architect’s Newspaper, December 15, 2010