John Davis AIA LEED AP
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. Early in his career he worked for a number of prominent architects including Frank Gehry, where he began to understand architecture as a sculptural object serving as human shelter, in conversation with its site and social setting.
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 College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, leading courses in architecture and the history of environmental design. More recently he has taught at Viridis Graduate Institute where he has led classes in the environmental humanities.
On moving to Ojai a decade ago, he re-focused davis brown architecture on residential architecture, with a particular interest in the natural setting. His work now enables him to continue this pursuit of the connections between building and landscape.
John works with architectural production associates, engineers and other consultants in Santa Barbara, Ojai and Los Angeles.