Recognition

At Paul Davis Architects, we believe ambitious architecture can have a profound effect on people’s happiness, productivity, and enjoyment of everyday living. With this in mind, we are more than pleased to have received recognition for our efforts.

Daily Beast

March 2018
HGTV Design Happens Blog May 2015

HGTV Design Happens Blog

May 2015
Southbay Magazine February / March 2015

Southbay Magazine

February / March 2015
Retail Design International January / February 2012

Retail Design International

January / February 2012
Architectural Record February 2012

Architectural Record

February 2012
Contract Magazine November / December 2011

Contract Magazine

November / December 2011
Metropolis Magazine November 2011

Metropolis Magazine

November 2011
Riviera Magazine March 2008

Riviera Magazine

March 2008
Sunset Magazine September 2007

Sunset Magazine

September 2007

California Preservation Foundation

A’maree’s was awarded the 2011 Preservation Design Award for Historic Preservation by the California Preservation Foundation.

Adaptive reuse of 1960s harbor-side restaurant transformed a neglected regional architectural classic into a vibrant space for upscale shopping. The building was returned to its pristine origins, combining today’s clean and contemporary aesthetic with the site’s modernist past.

2011 Preservation Design Award for Historic Preservation
Stunning design for the 2004 Queens Museum of Art competition features a glowing glass tower

Queens Museum of Art Competition

In 2004, the NYC Cultural Affairs Department and the National Endowment of the Arts conducted a high-profile international architectural competition to redesign the Queens Museum of Art. Over 200 entries were submitted and judged anonymously by a jury of prominent designers and museum/arts professionals. PDA’s precursor firm Salazar Davis Architects was chosen as one of five finalists, and offered a $25,000 stipend as compensation for furthering its design work.

The SDA entry was admired for the bold, elegant quality of its gestures, balanced with deference to the original 1939 World’s Fair structure that to this day houses the museum (the competition-winning Eric Owen Moss entry antagonized preservationist neighbors and was never realized).

The Novel Project

Organized by the arts collective Flux Factory, The Novel Project was conceived of as a 30-day experiment in creative isolation for three selected writers. Salazar Davis Architects was invited to participate in this project and was paired with the writer and critic Laurie Stone. SDA and two other artist/architect teams designed and built shelters in a Queens industrial gallery space, where the writers would craft novels in the course of their month in residence.

The Novel Project was somewhat of a cause celebre at the time of its debut. It saw front page coverage in the New York Post, a feature story and editorials in The New York Times, and a write-up in The New Yorker magazine’s “Talk of the Town” feature.

Writer's hut covered in translucent plastic shingles for experimental design project
Paul Davis Architects featured on Houzz - Best of Houzz

Best of Houzz

Paul Davis Architects has been featured as Best of Houzz every year since 2013. Our work has been voted most popular by the Houzz community each year, and our professional knowledge and advice is highly valued by this same community. In fact, photos of our work have been saved over 100,000 times to ideabooks on Houzz!

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