The Design Futures Council has named Jack Davis, Reynolds Metals Professor of Architecture and dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, a Senior Fellow.

Each year, the Design Futures Council grants fellowship to outstanding individuals who have provided noteworthy leadership to the advancement of design, design solutions, or the design professions. Senior Fellows are recognized for significant contributions toward the understanding of changing trends, new research, and applied knowledge that improve the built environment and the human condition. 

Davis was one of 13 individuals recognized with this honor for 2013.

As a Senior Fellow, Davis joins a distinguished group that includes seven Pritzker Prize winners and other notable figures including architect Peter Bohlin, founder of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Buckminster Fuller, engineer, inventor, educator, and architectural innovator; Jonas Salk, co-founder, Design Futures Council and founder, Salk Institute; Al Gore, former vice president and Nobel laureate; and Michael Graves, architect and designer.

Prior to assuming his role as the dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, Davis practiced in Cambridge, Mass., for the architectural firm of Cambridge Seven and Associates and with Suter & Suter in Basel, Switzerland. He has been principal investigator on more than 2.5 million dollars in research grants and continues to teach in the Professional Program in Architecture. 

Davis and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a board member of the National Academy of Environmental Design. He was selected by DesignIntelligence as one of the nation’s Most Admired Educators of 2009.

Davis received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree and his Master of Architecture Degree from Virginia Tech.