Mr. Eric Davis, AIA

Deputy Director, Capital Planning,
Cook County Government

Contact Details

Cook County Government
Oak Park, IL


Mr. Davis is an architect with over 25 years of experience as a design architect, technical lead, project manager, design manager and planner on projects for educational, government, law enforcement, recreation, office and residential clients. He recently founded Public Design Architects LLC (PDA) to deliver high-value architecture and related consulting services to public facilities clients, with a focus that includes the design of civic/secure facilities, K-12 traditional and charter public schools, disaster management consulting, sustainable design, and the urban design relationships between individual structures and their context. He has been visiting faculty in urban design and architecture at Notre Dame and IIT and has researched, lectured and published scholarly works on the Prairie School architect Dwight Perkins. Mr. Davis is on the Board of Directors of the Chicago and Illinois chapters of the American Institute of Architects and is also a local elected official in Oak Park, Illinois.


University of Illinois at Chicago
M. Arch
1984 To 1986

University of Virginia
BS (Arch.)
1979 To 1983

North Central High School

Job History

Cook County Department of Capital Planning and Policy
Deputy Director
Chicago, IL, United States
April 2017 - present

Public Design Architects LLC
July 2011 - April 2017

Client Service Manager in Training
July 2007 - June 2011

Senior Associate/Senior Project Manager
April 2001 - July 2007

Ross Barney Architects
March 2000 - March 2001

Patrick Engineering
Senior Project Manager
January 1999 - March 2000

Globetrotters Engineering Corporation
Senior Project Architect
July 1997 - January 1999

OWP+P/Cannon Design
Architect V
November 1993 - July 1997

Chicago Park District
Architectural Designer/Planning Coordinator
June 1988 - November 1993