Jeff Davis has over 30 years of experience in the programming, planning, master planning, design, and construction of municipal facilities. He joined Johnson Roberts Associates in Fall 2013 and has enjoyed a longstanding friendship and working relationship with Stewart Roberts, the founding partner of JRA, and Phil O’Brien (JRA Principal). Jeff, Stew and Phil previously worked together from 1988–1997 at the Boston architectural firm Tappé Associates, Inc., where they both served as Senior Associates and were actively involved in the overall management of the Firm.
When Stew departed the firm in 1996 (to found Johnson Roberts Associates), Jeff continued his design and leadership activities at Tappé for the next 12 years, eventually becoming its President and CEO and then moved on to WBRC A/E in Maine. During his 20+ year tenure at Tappé and WBRC, Jeff successfully led planning and design efforts with over 20 communities in Massachusetts. These efforts resulted in the rehabilitation, expansion, and construction of more than 30 public facilities, most of which were designed and constructed in accordance with MA Ch. 149.
Since joining Johnson Roberts Associates, the majority of Jeff’s efforts has been in the collaboration with MA municipal and institutional client communities in the re-programming, rehabilitation, and revitalization of their aging building stock.
Of particular note is Jeff’s leadership in the development of Firehouse Design Guidelines for the City of Boson Fire Department. He led the JRA team in its (30) month planning effort with the City of Boston Public Facilities Department and Boston Fire Department. He will be an active participant in this leadership group in their presentation of the guidelines at the 2019 ABX conference in Boston.
Jeff recently collaborated with the Town of Northborough, the City of Cambridge, and the Town of Brookline in the construction of a new fire station and rehabilitation of (7) other aging fire stations. All of these projects incorporate the concepts of Healthy In, Healthy Out as documented in the BFD design guidelines.