Under his direction, the firm offers four distinct types of service: architecture and interior design; facility planning and consulting; design and business process design; and computer applications consulting. He has over 40 years of professional experience.

In his career, Mr. Davis has had significant experience in the planning and design of commercial, educational, governmental, residential, industrial and healthcare facilities. He was an Associate Partner of the architectural firm, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. While at SOM he was the Director of Computer DevelopAment and Applications, as well as, a Project Manager for architectural projects. In these capacities, Mr. Davis was intimately involved in a number of large-scale interior design projects, and in the planning of several large medical centers and university buildings. Prior to joining SOM he was with Davis, Speake Associates in Birmingham, Alabama. His major projects there were in campus planning and educational facility design.

His earlier experience included four years (1966-70) as an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky and Acting Dean of the School of Architecture during several summer sessions. He also worked for two years with Sasaki Associates (1963-65) as a campus planner and architectural designer.

Mr. Davis has served as a member of the American Institute of Architects PracAtice Management Committee and chair of the Chicago Chapter s Computer Committee. He has been a visiting critic and lecturer at a number of universities including Harvard, Ball State, Cincinnati, and University of Southern California.

He has authored a number of articles on design methodology and computer applications to architecture. He has also been an Adjunct Professor of ArchitecAture at the University of Illinois-Chicago Circle Campus.

Charles is a lifetime trustee of the Institute for Psychoanalysis, having served on the board for 15 years and one term as Treasurer. He is a founder and current president of Preserve the Dunes, Inc., a Michigan not-for-profit environmental protection organization.


Bachelor of Architecture (Honors Program), Auburn University, 1962.
Master of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966.


Jonathan Whitney Fellow (MIT)
Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Honorary
Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary
Henry Adams Award

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