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James Davidson, AIA
Principal

James Davidson is the founder and principal of James Davidson Architects. He has practiced architecture for more than twenty years and is a registered architect in Washington, California, Arizona and Montana. He is recognized by clients and colleagues for his rigorous attention to detail, insightful creativity and collaborative approach to the design process.

Jim received his Masters of Architecture degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 1990. He also studied architectural design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL and archaeology and political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His holds a BA in General Studies from the University of Calgary in Alberta Canada.

Jim has taught design studios and technical classes at the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington, and has directed research projects in the area of digital media and architectural design. His academic work includes research projects in Mantova and Venice Italy.


Shane McGilvra, AIA
Project Architect

Shane joined James Davidson Architects in 2005. Prior to joining the firm he worked as an intern architect for Watermark Estate Management Services LLC. While with Watermark he worked on a number of large custom residential projects in Washington and California, and was instrumental in developing and maintaining an extensive record drawing archive and database.

Shane is a registered architect in the state of Washington. He completed a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Washington in 2002, and a BFA from the University of Texas. He also has worked a number of years in the construction industry.


Keith Evans
Project Architect

Keith joined James Davidson Architects in January 2011. He has a diverse background in project management and construction administration over a wide range of building types. His skill in detailing all types of construction assemblies is a significant contribution to the firm’s technical capabilities. Keith has experience as a LEED professional and in delivering LEED certified projects and assists with the firm’s sustainability initiatives.

Keith has over eleven years of design experience working with offices in Los Angeles and Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kentucky and is a registered architect in the state of Illinois.


Daniela Dron
Interior Designer

Daniela has been with the firm since 2006. Her particular attention to detail, scale, and light contributes to the development of spaces that are elegant and harmonious.

Her strength is in color and materials, with a thorough working knowledge of upholstery fabrics, floor coverings, furniture lines and finishes. Her frequent travels to Europe offer a regular supply of new inspiration and material resources. Daniela received her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Cornish College of the Arts in 2005.