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A. Jack Davis, FAIA, LEED AP

Reynolds Metals Endowed Professor of Architecture
Dean, College of Architecture and Urban Studies

B.Arch., Virginia Tech
M.Arch., Virginia Tech


Professor Davis practiced in Cambridge, Massachusetts for the architectural firm of Cambridge Seven and Associates. Prior to that, he had taught at the University of Florida and the Boston Architectural College. 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. 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. He has been recognized and endowed as the Reynolds Metal Professor of Architecture and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Professor Davis became a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional in August 2007 and was selected by Designintelligence as one of the nation’s Most Admired Educators of 2009 and is a Design Futures Fellow. Davis is the founding President of the 18 University consortium of Architecture + Construction Alliance (A+CA) and an international Board Member and Vice President of the Conseil International du Bâtiment (CIB). He is a board member of the National Academy of Environmental Design (NAED). He served as President of the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects in 2014, the organization’s Centennial year.

Currently he is the Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.