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online resume + portfolio of Ron Davenport...
unrepentant modernist | designer | artist
  • associate | project manager
    Moseley Architects — virginia beach, VA, USA
  • founder
    studio | SKETCHWORKS — shenandoah valley, VA, USA
  • adjunct professor
    James Madison University — harrisonburg, VA, USA
  • co-founder & vice-president
    blue ridge architects — harrisonburg, VA, USA
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Prior to returning to work for MOSELEY architects in Virginia Beach, Ron formed studio | SKETCHWORKS in late 2008, a contemporary design studio + development collaborative based in the Shenandoah Valley, VA.

From 2004 - 2008, he was Vice President and co-founder of blue ridge design studio, where for 4+ years, h… Read More
Prior to returning to work for MOSELEY architects in Virginia Beach, Ron formed studio | SKETCHWORKS in late 2008, a contemporary design studio + development collaborative based in the Shenandoah Valley, VA.

From 2004 - 2008, he was Vice President and co-founder of blue ridge design studio, where for 4+ years, he managed a variety of projects from custom homes to a Catholic School addition.

While living Harrisonburg, he was also adjunct instructor for James Madison's School of Art + Art History- where he enjoyed teaching Design Studio + Arch Graphics for the Interior Design program.

Once a volunteer junkie (now recovering,) Ron is proud to be one of the original founding members of Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance. While with HDR, he chaired the Design Committee, and helped launch downtown's phase 1 streetscape improvements. He also co-chaired Harrisonburg's Valley 4th on several occasions, and served with both the Arts Council and Court Square Theater boards. In 2012, he also was a board member for the Hampton Roads AIA Board of Directors.

Ron earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree (B.Arch) from Drexel University, and has been involved in the profession of architecture since 1985.

ADDITIONAL WORK HISTORY:
1986 - 2004 : 5 additional architecture firms:
- Moseley Architects, Harrisonburg VA | Project Manager
- Peter F. Arfaa, Philadelphia PA | Project Architect
- Wallace Roberts Todd, Philadelphia PA | Project Architect
- Kitchen + Associates, Collingswood NJ | Staff Architect
- John J Olivieri, Collingswood NJ | Senior Designer

Specialties:
ARCHITECTURE:
higher education facilities, K-12 educational facilities, adaptive reuse, custom housing, mixed use, real estate development.

DESIGN:
websites, graphics, furniture and objects.

ART:
temporary public art installations, painter.

EDUCATION:
instructor for design studio & architectural graphics classes.

He, his wife Suzanne, and their two children are enjoying the beach life with their sheltie [chloe.] Ron and his family are active participants at Real Life Christian Church in Chesapeake.

Oh, the rumors you have heard about him and coffee.... they are ALL true! Read Less
ARCHITECTURE:
higher education facilities, K-12 educational facilities, adaptive reuse, custom housing, mixed use, real estate development.

DESIGNER:
websites, graphics, furniture and objects.

ARTIST:
temporary public art installations, painter.

EDUCATOR:
instructor for design studio & architectural graphics… Read More
ARCHITECTURE:
higher education facilities, K-12 educational facilities, adaptive reuse, custom housing, mixed use, real estate development.

DESIGNER:
websites, graphics, furniture and objects.

ARTIST:
temporary public art installations, painter.

EDUCATOR:
instructor for design studio & architectural graphics classes.

[ How can we expect our students to become bold and fearless in thought and action if we encase them in sentimental shrines feigning a culture which has long since disappeared?........................Walter Gropius, architect ] Read Less
Member since: Dec 6, 2011