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Architect Michael R. Davis Retires

Michael R. Davis

Boston – Architect Michael R. Davis, FAIA, LEED AP, who spent over 40 years at design collaborative Bergmeyer, has retired.

Most recently serving as Bergmeyer’s first-ever director of corporate social responsibility, Davis joined the firm in May of 1984 and was made a principal by 1992, serving in key leadership roles throughout his tenure as vice president from 2001-2015 and president from 2016-2021. Representatives of the firm say Davis was instrumental in creating key partnerships with organizations focused on creating opportunities for young people of diverse backgrounds to explore careers in design.

Davis’ contributions in the architecture industry include his work with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), serving as an advocate for sustainable public policy and design excellence in the public realm. In 2020, he was appointed to the AIA’s board of directors’ Government Advocacy Committee (GAC), contributing to the AIA’s first public policy platform document while also helping write the AIA’s Climate Action Plan.

In 2013, he was elected president of the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and appointed chair of the board of trustees of the BSA Foundation from 2015 to 2016.

In his retirement, Davis will continue to provide expert witness services in support of architects’ professional liability defense through his new solo practice, Mike Davis FAIA LLC.

“It is with great pride that we celebrate Mike Davis’ remarkable career and legacy, one so impactfully influential that it will be felt throughout the architecture and design industry for generations to come,” said Bergmeyer president, Rachel Zsembery, AIA, LEED AP BD+C. “His leadership as an advocate for progressive evolution and climate positive impact within Bergmeyer, the City of Boston, and the global architectural design community has paved the way for our collective future.“