Affiliated Faculty

Sam Davis, Professor of Architecture

Sam Davis is Professor of Architecture and has served as President of the American Institute of Architects (East Bay Chapter) and on the Board of Directors of AIA's California Chapter. He was made a Fellow of the AIA in 1985. His professional work, mostly in California, is focused on affordable housing and housing for special needs. His recent work includes homeless facilities for single adults and youth. Davis' Assisted Care and Aftercare Facility for Larkin Street Youth Center in San Francisco is the nation's first housing designed specifically for homeless youth with HIV and AIDS. He is recipient of design awards from the AIA and Progressive Architecture, as well as several housing competitions. Davis is recipient of the University of California at Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award and the Excellence in Education Award from the California Council of the AIA. He has authored The Architecture of Affordable Housing (UC Press, 1995) and the forthcoming Designing for the Homeless: Architecture that Works (UC Press, Fall 2004 [forthcoming]). Professor Davis offers studio courses in design and lectures on the professional practice and social aspects of architecture.

Contact Information

Department of Architecture
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510.642.4852
Fax:     510.643.5607
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