Sam Davis Architecture (formerly Davis & Joyce Architects) is a Berkeley, California firm with four decades of housing experience. Working with institutions, market-rate and non-profit developers, and service providers, Sam Davis Architecture has designed housing for a wide range of people, many with special needs. The firms projects include those for families, students, seniors, young people with HIV/AIDs, homeless youth, and homeless adults.
The firm has won many design awards and competitions and the work has been published in the United States, Great Britain, and Japan.
Davis is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of California at
Berkeley where he taught from 1971 until 2009. He served as the Interim
Dean of the School of Social Welfare on the Berkeley campus (2011-12), as
Interim Dean of The College of Environmental Design (2008-09), as Chair
of the Department of Architecture (1993-96), and as Associate Dean
of the College of Environmental Design (1998-2002). He has written
three books on housing, The Form of Housing, The Architecture of Affordable
Housing, and Designing for the Homeless: Architecture that Works.
He received a Humanities Research Fellowship
from the University of California and a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work