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Howard Davis

Professor of Architecture at University of Oregon

About Me

A noted author, architectural researcher, and nationally recognized educator, Howard Davis has garnered international acclaim for his contributions towards the fields of vernacular architecture, contemporary urbanism, and architectural sociology. Professor Davis’ influential book The Culture of Building _was named “Best Work in Architecture and Urban Studies” by the Association of American Publishers, while his most recent research is currently being documented in the upcoming book _Makers in Cities: The Architecture of Urban Production.

Collaborating with Christopher Alexander and the Center for Environmental Structure, Professor Davis has worked on projects in the Pacific Northwest, India, England, Mexico, Israel, and China. Davis currently teaches at the University of Oregon as a Professor of Architecture, where he was awarded the Thomas F. Herman Faculty Achievement Award for Distinguished Teaching, the ASCA’s Distinguished Professorship, and the University of Oregon’s Faculty Excellence Award. Previously, Professor Davis taught at the University of California, Edinburgh University, the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, and the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi.

(In Part II, Howard Davis contributed to writing the scripts for episodes 2 and 3.)

Courses and Programs taught by Howard Davis