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Dossier: Lee Davis, AIA

Design Pittsburgh Jury Chair

By Posted on September 20, 2019

Name: Lee Davis, AIA
Firm: 
ESa
Family: 
Wife – Julie; Daughter – Simms
Years in practice: 
15
Education: 
Bach of Arch from University of Tennessee Knoxville
Your first job:
 Domino’s Pizza Delivery…until my parent’s car insurance carrier caught wise
Project you’re proudest of: 
Gulch Crossing Office Building – Relocating our firm after 30+ years was a painful endeavour, but a rewarding conclusion
What have you always wanted to tell your clients? 
“That’s a terrible idea.”
What’s the most annoying thing architects do?
 In spite of wearing goofy, outlandish glasses, I’m going to have to say “wearing goofy, outlandish glasses”.
Favorite tool (can be digital, drafting, physical,…): 
Litter Picker Arm Grabber
Favorite building: 
Case Study House 22
Favorite outdoor space: 
Capitoline Hill
Architect you’d like to have a drink with: 
Mies van de Rohe
Best gift to give an architect: 
Another project
If you hadn’t become an architect, what would you have been? 
Probably some geek software developer.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where? 
Dublin
What’s on your iPod/Pandora/Spotify? 
TOOL, Vampire Weekend, Bad Religion
The secret to my success: 
Capitalizing on my strengths as an architect and being an effective communicator
Advice to young architects: 
Make mistakes.  Learn from them.

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