Eric Davis, Midday Musing Lecture


Thursday, November 15, 12:10–1:00 p.m.
Sullivan Center, 36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1226

This talk explores two topics—one: the need for architects/designers to understand and be able to operate within an advocacy/political framework and two: the need to understand and engage with the methodologies and processes of infrastructure if designers are involved with sustainable design.

Eric Davis, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is the President of Public Design Architects, LLC. Prior to founding his own firm in 2011, he led the regional architecture practice and AE marketing efforts for CDM, a large infrastructure engineering firm, and before that helped lead those efforts at DMJM/AECOM's Chicago office. He is currently completing his second term as a local elected official in Oak Park, Illinois, and has been directly involved with political campaigns at the local, municipal, county, state, and federal levels. He is on the Board of Directors of AIA Illinois and has chaired or helped lead its Empowerment/Advocacy Committee for four years. He has taught architecture and urban design at IIT and Notre Dame and has degrees in architecture from the University of Virginia and UIC.