Lucy  Carol  Davis,  AIA                   September 15, 2007

LCDA Architecture

976 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.

Chapel Hill, NC  27514


919-360-4068  (cell)


Licensed Architect in North Carolina.  Member, American Institute of Architects.  Licensed General Contractor in North Carolina with Unlimited Classification.  32 years experience planning, designing, building and developing and managing residential, commercial and institutional projects. 


University of Oregon, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, M.Arch. 1975

University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ, Special Student in Architecture, 1973.

Queen Elizabeth II Prize in Architecture, 1973.

Swarthmore College, BA in Music and Philosophy, 1971.

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship finalist, 1971.

Summer Research Grant, 1970.

North Carolina School of the Arts, HS Diploma in Music, 1968

Experience in Chapel Hill, NC

LCDA, Architecture, Principal Architect.  1983-present.

A full service architecture firm also offering interior and graphic design services.  Principal designer, particularly at the conceptual level.  Direct and manage all operations including commercial, institutional and community and facilities planning projects.  Participant in feasibility assessment projects, community planning and value engineering teams.

Davis, Davis and Davis, Inc.,  President.  1981-present.

Direct all operations of the firm which develops real estate and builds custom residential and commercial projects, primarily designed by LCDA, Architects. 

Real Estate Owner and Investor.  1972-present.

Managing partner and/or managing member for numerous real estate development and management partnerships and limited liability companies over the years, including residential developments, office buildings, shopping centers, and mixed use projects throughout North Carolina.

Other Business Activities

Parker Davis Co., Inc., Officer and Director, 1972-present.

Spanish Oaks, Inc., Officer and Director, 1978-present

Carolina Flea Markets, Inc., Officer and Director, 1992-2009, LLC, Investor and Advisor, 2006-present.

Early career experiences include:

Space Builders, Inc., Carrboro, NC.  1978-83. 

Founding member of this employee-owned design/build firm which is still operating successfully after 30 years. 

Designworks, Inc., Carrboro, NC.  1976-78.

Project designer and intern architect.

Willamette Community Design Center, Eugene, OR

Project designer and intern architect for nonprofit organizations’ projects.

Awards and Professional Community Service Activities include:

Metal Architecture Magazine 1999 Design Awards, Honorable Mention for the Ewing/Lee Residence, Chapel Hill

American Planning Association, NC Chapter Small Community Outstanding Planning Award for the Design Guidelines for Downtown Carrboro with Georgia Bizios

Historic Preservation Society of Durham, Architectural Conservation Award for 1000 West Main Street Building

Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce, Community Enhancement Award for the ArtsCenter

Juror for the Building Better Communities Design Competition, sponsored by the Richmond, Virginia AIA Chapter

NC AIA Urban Design Assistance Teams, participant in the Laurenburg and Wake Forest Projects; team leader for the Southport Project.

Project Reviewer for a number of years for the graduate level course in Real Estate Development at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Projects published in numerous periodicals including Builder Magazine, Mid-Atlantic Magazine, North Carolina Architecture, Lake Country, and Metal Architecture Magazine.

Featured in “Dreams and Creativity” story on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, August, 2005.

Member of the Central West Focus Area steering committee which is formed to develop a Small Area Plan for this part of the town.  Appointed by the Chapel Hill Town Council, December 2012.

LCDA  Architecture              



•  Palm Square - 100 acre mixed use urban scale development in downtown

Shallotte, NC.  Land acquisitions, site planning, architectural design and development.

  Carrboro Town Commons Park, including Farmer’s Market Shelters and

Bandstand, Carrboro, NC

•  Regional Image Plan Public Report, Triangle J Council of Governments, RTP, NC

•  Design Guidelines for Downtown Carrboro, Town of Carrboro, NC

•  West End, an arts inclusive mixed use development, Conceptual Study,

Carrboro, NC

•  Downtown Commercial Block Renovation, City of Durham, Durham, NC


•  Pegasus Office Center, Chapel Hill, NC

•  Tarboro Road Gymnasium and Community Center Addition, City of Raleigh, NC

•  Efland-Cheeks Community Center and Neighborhood Park, Orange County, NC

•  Orange County Public Works Administration Building, Orange County, NC

•  Episcopal Farmworkers’ Ministries and Daycare Center, Newton Grove, NC

•  The ArtsCenter, Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Carrboro, NC

•  Montessori Community School, Elementary Classroom Building and Media

Center, Chapel Hill, NC

•  Computer Facilities and Office Renovations, Kenan Transport, Chapel Hill, NC

•  Offices and Facilities for IPAS, Carrboro, NC

•  Piedmont Women’s Health Center, Chapel Hill, NC

•  Wendover Ob/Gyn Clinic, Greensboro, NC

•  Classroom Renovations, including prototype Distance Learning Classroom,

NCSU, Raleigh, NC

•  Morehead Planetarium, Lower Level Renovations, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel

Hill, NC

•  New facilities for The Peter Gruber Foundation, Chapel Hill, NC

•  Anderson Plaza Office Building Renovation, Raleigh, NC

•  Emerson Waldorf High School Addition, Chapel Hill, NC


•  The Sawmill, 48 Residential Loft Condominiums, Chapel Hill, NC (design development and preliminary cost estimating phase)

•  Woodglen Townhouses, Chapel Hill, NC

•  Spring Valley Subdivision and 8 Prototype Houses (with Roman Kolodij),

Carrboro, NC

•  Huntersridge, Huntersville, NC

•  Lake Hogan Lane, Chapel Hill, NC

•  Talbryn, Chapel Hill, NC 

•  Mint Springs and Hillsborough Square, Chapel Hill, NC

•  North Street development Phases 3 & 4, Chapel Hill, NC

•  Forest Hills Place, A Townhouse Community, Chapel Hill, NC

•  Sigma Nu Fraternity House and Dining Hall Renovation, Chapel Hill, NC

•  Chi Phi Fraternity House Renovation, Chapel Hill, NC

•  Six at 109 Oceanfront Apartments, Holden Beach, NC


We are well-known for our custom residential design work, as well as our product housing for builders, including furnished models for home showcases.  We have completed a large number of single family residences, including new construction, renovations and additions.  These range in size from 900 SF to 10,000 SF and include vacation as well as primary residences.


•  1000 West Main St., “The Ivy Room Building”, Durham, NC

•  4 buildings at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Memorial State Historic Site, North

Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Sedalia, NC

  1. Chi Phi Fraternity House Renovation, Chapel Hill, NC

  2. The renovation of a number of homes in Chapel Hill’s Historic Districts.

  3. Feasibility study for a potential renovation of the Michie House for the University of North Carolina


•  Project Signage, Logo development and Marketing Materials for numerous

residential subdivisions and office projects

•  Reports and Design Guidelines publication projects for Triangle J Council of Governments, City of Southport,                                               

Burroughs-Wellcome, and the Town of Carrboro (with Georgia Bizios, AIA).

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