Michael R. Davis, FAIA, LEED AP, President of Bergmeyer Associates, Inc., is a Boston-based architect and an advocate for sustainable public policy and design excellence in the public realm. Specializing in new and adaptively-reused buildings and interior spaces, Mike’s expertise includes process leadership in participatory and sustainable design, creative place-making and community visioning, and a variety of institutional and commercial project types. As chair the Boston Civic Design Commission, he advises the Boston Planning and Development Agency on the impact of major projects under development review on the quality of Boston’s public realm. He served on Boston Mayor Menino’s inaugural Green Building Task Force in 2001-02 producing the first municipal green building zoning ordinance in the United States. He also served on Massachusetts Governor Patrick’s Net Zero Energy Task Force in 2007-08 producing statewide policy on building energy efficiency.
He was 2013 President of the Boston Society of Architects (the BSA, Boston’s Chapter of the American Institute of Architects) and 2015-16 Chair of the Board of Trustees of the BSA Foundation. While BSA President, Mike directed the commissioning of Building Resilience in Boston, a global best-practices scans of urban climate change preparedness.
For the American Institute of Architects, Mike served on a National AIA Materials Knowledge Working Group in 2014-16, chairing a 2015 summit on Materials Transparency and Liability Risk. He served on the National Working Group for the AIA 2030 Commitment and advises the National AIA Committee on the Environment on Federal policy advocacy. He has led or participated on Design Assessment Teams (SDAT) charrettes for the AIA’s Communities by Design focused on housing and environmental justice, Design Assistance for Resiliency Teams (DARTs) focused on climate adaptation, and the AIA’s first Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team (RUDAT) outside the United States in Dublin, Ireland. He was elected to the AIA’s College of Fellows in 2010 for his sustainable public policy advocacy work in Boston and Massachusetts.
Currently licensed to practice architecture in 16 US states, Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. He speaks nationally at conferences about architecture in a zero-carbon society, materials transparency, resilient design and climate adaptation, and sustainable development.