Davis, Lewis, 1925–2006 / 64 projects

Lewis Davis was a noted architect and a co-founder of the architectural firm Davis Brody Bond. He was born in 1925 in New York, received a bachelor's and a master's degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and served in the Army Air Forces from 1943 to 1945. From 1958-87 Davis taught at The Cooper Union’s School of Architecture.

In 1952, Davis, Samuel M. Brody and Chester Wisniewski – who also taught in the architecture school at Cooper Union – opened their practice as Davis, Brody & Wisniewski. After Alan Schwartzman became a partner in 1965 the firm changed its name to Davis, Brody & Associates. The firm’s early work includes several notable housing projects such as Riverbend, a middle-income housing complex in upper Manhattan completed in 1967, and the distinctive, mixed-income towers of Waterside Plaza which opened in 1974 on the East River in Kips Bay.

Davis also worked on the United States Pavilion at Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan with school of architecture faculty member Anthony Candido, which featured one of the first air-supported cable roofs; the Jane B. Aron Residence hall and the Icahn Institute (also known as the East Building) at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine; the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center; and the William and Anita Newman Library at Baruch College. In 1990 Davis, Brody merged with Bond Ryder & Associates to become Davis Brody Bond Architects and Planners.

This text has been adapted and compiled from the following sources: Dunlap, David W. “Lewis Davis, Designer of Apartment Towers, Dies at 80.” The New York Times: 23 May 2006: B8. Print. | Davis Brody Bond. Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Brody_Bond