Our Philosophy

A philosophy of team

Our mission is placemaking. We believe the only way to do that successfully is through a highly collaborative process. In our case, that means utilizing every one of our team members and providing them with the creative legs to collaborate and explore. It also means sharing our process with our clients.

We live for the process. It’s important to say that upfront. We understand that our final product is worth more than the sum of its collective parts. This is why we work in lockstep with our clients, welcome them to the process, and are always prepared to pivot towards a better idea.

We are our best selves when we bring ideas, places, and people together. Our work should be reflective of the time spent bringing these concepts together, and this should be evident in the quality of the final product.

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Founder / Principal

Bill Davies


For nearly 20-years, Bill Davies has been designing and developing award-winning projects for multifamily, mixed-use, retail, and commercial office. A graduate of Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction, Bill worked for Glenn Higgins & Associates in Metairie, Louisiana, where he created high-end, single-family residential homes in the Greater New Orleans and Gulf Coast area. At Looney Ricks Kiss (LRK) architects in Memphis, Tennessee, Bill worked on numerous award-winning mixed-use and town-center oriented developments. His work included collaboration on Eddy Street Commons in Southbend, Indiana; Redfish Village near Seaside, Florida; and numerous urban infill mixed-use developments in the Austin area. He also founded and led LRK’s Sustainable Design Group.

A LEED AP since 2003, Bill has worked on LEED Gold and Silver projects—including Lenox Boardwalk in Austin—for a variety of end uses including education, health care, retail, and lifestyle/fitness.

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John D'Agostino


John brings a wealth of experience in both market-rate and low-income multifamily design to The Davies Collaborative. John earned an architecture degree from Drury University in Springfield, MO in 2003, and then started his career with Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Inc. in Memphis, TN in 2004. While with LRK, he worked on several key multifamily and mixed-use projects including Gables Park Plaza in Austin (which earned a LEED Gold Certification), Bozzuto at Maple Lawn in Maple Lawn, MD, and Paramount on Lake Eola in Orlando, FL. In 2010, John then joined Trivers Associates in St. Louis, MO, as a project architect in the multifamily studio before joining KAI-DB, also in St. Louis, as a project architect and designer. John is an AIA Member and a LEED AP.

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