Jack Davis, Reynolds Metals Professor of Architecture and dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, appeared in the DesignIntelligence 2015 rankings as one of the 30 Most Admired Educators. 

DesignIntelligence publishes architecture and design school rankings annually in its November/December issue. It is the only national college ranking survey focused exclusively on design.

As part of the annual rankings, DesignIntelligence honors excellence in education and education administration by naming 30 exemplary professionals in these fields. The 2015 honorees were selected by DesignIntelligence staff with extensive input from design professionals, academic department heads, and students. Educators and administrators from the disciplines of architecture, industrial design, interior design, and landscape architecture were considered for inclusion.

In recognizing Davis, the magazine stated, “Jack Davis’ quiet leadership and strong vision has moved Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design steadily forward, placing it among the best schools in the country." Davis has "nurtured an environment of intense student driven exploration within a framework of academic and intellectual rigor. Students enter the workforce with a high level of education; they are well versed in theory as well as practice, displaying rarely matched skills in self-motivation and critical thinking."

Davis was previously selected by DesignIntelligence as one of the nation’s Most Admired Educators of 2009.

As the dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Davis provides leadership to the School of Architecture + Design, the School of Public and International Affairs, the School of Visual Arts and the Department of Building Construction in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction. 

Jack Davis is a Design Futures Council Senior Fellow, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, LEED Accredited Professional, and a board member of the National Academy of Environmental Design. He is currently serving as the 2014 president of the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects. 

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