One sign we’re succeeding: over twenty-five awards for design and craft, including American Institute of Architects (Washington D.C. and Alabama) honors; a Presidential Design Achievement Award; a United States Air Force International Design Award; two Henry Hering Memorial Medals of the National Sculpture Society; and two Tucker Architectural Awards. our experience has included National Memorials, museums, educational buildings, retail and commercial office projects, medical facilities, embassies, historic preservation work, urban design and campus planning projects, and environmental assessments. Our geographical reach has expanded from Washington, D.C. across the U.S. and to Lebanon, Abu Dhabi, and Saudi Arabia.


"DBA’s design philosophy is informed by the context in which we design. We immerse ourselves in the project’s program, and into the site’s built and cultural context. Our sensitive approach aims to create powerful architecture that appropriately responds to the existing built environment with creativity and innovation. We develop a deep understanding of the character defining features of the existing building and then develop a design approach that respects that character while integrating new programs, elements and systems. ."

Davis A. Buckley, FAIA

Davis Buckley Architects and Planners (DBA) work reflects aspirations as well as needs. A National Memorial can touch the soul of an individual or a community. A mixed use project can engage the public and enrich the urban environment in more than physical ways. Our firm collaborates with many kinds of clients on an architecture of inspiration, as well as practicality and performance. We work with owners and other stakeholders to define goals and objectives, shape programs, ensure economical life cycles and sustainable futures, and explore creative choices based on a shared understanding. Davis Buckley Architects and Planners supported the National Japanese American Memorial in Washington, D.C., for instance, by drafting the enabling legislation and selecting the appropriate site, as well as serving as the Memorial’s design architect.