Davis Design, Architects
Robyn Myers, Interior Designer, 1995-1998.
The successor firm to Davis Fenton Stange Darling, the founding principals were DFSD employees Lynn L. Jones, Robyn Myers, Douglas Elting, Matthew Metcalf, and J. Matthew Morrissey. The firm, with offices in Lincoln and Omaha, opened a North Platte office through the purchase of two existing practices in 1997. In 2003 the firm had 80 employees in three offices; 65% of the work was in health, and 70-85% of their work came from repeat clients.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Lincoln, Nebraska, 1995-2017
Lineage of the Firm
1910-1917: Berlinghof & Davis, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.
1917-1921; Ellery L. Davis, Architect, Lincoln, Nebraska.
1921-1968: Davis & Wilson, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.
1969-1994: Davis Fenton Stange Darling, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.
1995-2017: Davis Design, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.
1995-1997: employed Philip A. Daubman, director.
1995-1999: employed Michael D. Marsh, architect.
1995-2000: employed J. Edward Bukacek, architect in the Lincoln branch.
Buildings & Projects
West Wing addition (1990s), First Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D St, Lincoln, Nebraska. (LC13:D07-045.3)
Norfolk Arts Center (1997-2000), Norfolk, Nebraska.
Lied Science & Mathematics Center (1999-2000), Doane College, Crete, Nebraska.
Huntington Elementary School (1999), Lincoln, Nebraska.
Larson-Juhl Center for Science & Environment (ca. 1999-2000), Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin.
Security Financial Life Insurance Company Buiding (2000), Lincoln, Nebraska.
Mount Ayr Medical Clinic (2000), Ringgold County Hospital, Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Northeast Nebraska Dialysis Center (ca. 2000), Faith Regional Health Services, Norfolk, Nebraska.
Classroom Addition (ca. 2000), Alliance Middle School, Alliance, Nebraska.
Facelift and interior conversion (2000-2001), National Research Corporation Building, southwest corner 13th & Q, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Lockland Country Club (2001), Hastings, Nebraska.
Husker Auto Group Buildings (2002), North 27th & I-80, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Crete Area Medical Center (2003), Crete, Nebraska.
Bryan LGH East, College of Health Sciences Building (2003), Lincoln, Nebraska.
Bryan LGH West Campus Expansion (2003), 16th & South, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Outreach Clinic and Lab Addition (2003), Dundy County Hospital, Benkelman, Nebraska.
Dundy County Hospital Master Plan (ca. 2003), Benkelman, Nebraska.
Westgate Bank Center (2003-2004), 6003 Old Cheney Road, Lincoln, Nebraska.
LifeQuest Center (2003-2004), Tabitha Health Care Services, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Ortner Center (2004), Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Farmers Mutual of Nebraska Building (ca. 2011-2013), southwest corner 13th & K, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Honors & Awards
2011: Better Business Bureau Integrity Award, 2011 winner.
a. Principal of the firm in the design section, 2003.
b. Principal of the firm in the business section, 2003.
1. Butch Mabin, “Davis Design has been shaping Lincoln since adolescence,” Lincoln Journal Star (March 2, 2003): 30M.
2. John Barrette, “Local firm designs broader mission,” Lincoln Journal Star (February 14, 1995).
3. Directory, Davis Design, 211 N 14th, Lincoln, May 12, 2003.
4. Jim Stange, “Davis Design: Design Excellence since 1912,” Preservation Association of Lincoln, Brown Bag Lecture Series, Museum of Nebraska History, Lincoln, May 13, 2003.
5. Observed on banner hanging above the exterior entrance to the Davis Design office, January 31, 2012 (D. Murphy).
6. Columns: A Semiannual Publication of Davis Design (Fall 2000/Winter 2001).
7. Columns: A Semiannual Publication of Davis Design (Spring/Summer 2001).
8. Columns: A Semiannual Publication of Davis Design (Winter/Spring 2005).
Ed Russo, “A firm foundation,” Lincoln Journal Star (January 28, 1996), 1E-2E.
D. Murphy, “Davis Design, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, January 20, 2017. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, December 11, 2023.
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