Sam Davis, FAIA, is principal of Sam Davis Architecture and has been on the faculty at UC Berkeley since 1971. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he has served as president of the AIA East Bay and on the Board of Directors of AIACC. His professional work, mostly in California, is focused on affordable housing, housing for those with special needs, and facilities for the homeless. His work on homeless facilities includes a 100-bed adult shelter for Contra Costa County and several projects for Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco. Among these is the nation's first housing specifically for homeless youth with HIV and AIDS. Other work includes multifamily affordable housing in Albany, Davis, West Sacramento, and Bay Point. Professor Davis was part of design/build teams that won two competitions to replace the aging University Village in Albany for the University of California. Both phases of the new village, a total of 980 apartments, are now fully occupied. Davis is a recipient of design awards from the AIA and Progressive Architecture as well as several housing competitions. He also is a recipient of the University of California at Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award and the Excellence in Education Award from the California Council of the AIA. Publications include three books on housing: The Form of Housing, The Architecture of Affordable Housing, and Designing for the Homeless: Architecture that Works. His teaching has included design studio and lecture courses in professional practice and social aspects of architecture.
The Architecture of Affordable Housing (1995)
The Form of Housing (1977)