John Davis, AIA

As a firm dedicated to historical context, the natural setting and opportunities for sustainable practice, Davis Brown Architecture represents the synthesis of John's varied interests and experience as a designer.

Before receiving his master's degree from UCLA, John studied architecture in England and Australia. Since then, he has worked for a number of prominent architects including Frank Gehry, Gwynne Pugh of Pugh Scarpa and Hank Koning of Koning Eizenberg.

Major projects of his have included the renovation of a 30,000 SF building for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the restoration of a landmark modernist home by the architect H. H. Harris. For many years he was also on the faculty of the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, leading courses in architecture and the history of environmental design.

Prior to forming Davis Brown Architecture, he served as the principal, with garden designer Sarah Munster, of Architecture and Gardens - a design studio dedicated to pursuing the connections between building and landscape.