Based in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, architect Paul Michael Davis and his team provide design services for residential and commercial projects with a focus on innovative practicality.
PMDA is staking out a middle ground between northwest regionalism and global formalism. Our work is rooted in the practicalities of building in this region: deep roof overhangs to shed rain, big expanses of glass to bring in the scarce winter light, and showcasing local, natural materials. We love to think of these realities as opportunities to be innovative. As Paul Michael Davis explains, “I'm always looking for a source of rigor in the design process, something that's an added challenge: you've got the limitations from the site, limitations from the client, limitations from the budget, but really good architecture adds some other limitation, basically in the form of a concept or a goal. It's almost like a puzzle.”
Our Team in our space at 1221 East Pike Street
Paul Michael Davis
Before starting his own office, Paul gained several years of experience in internationally renowned architecture firms in Los Angeles and New York. While working in Frank Gehry's Los Angeles office, Paul developed advanced architectural concepts on projects including the Louis Vuitton Foundation museum in Paris. He has also been a member of the Interior Design faculty of Bellevue College.
Paul attended the University of Washington, earning two Bachelor's degrees in 2000, and a Master of Architecture in 2003. Paul is a registered architect in Washington State and a LEED Accredited Professional.
1221 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122 USA
The PMDA Team
John is a tenured professor in Interior Design at Bellevue College who collaborates with PMDA on a variety of projects. He has Master's Degrees from the University of Washington and SCI-Arc, and worked for several years in Frank Gehry's Los Angeles office.
Paco Taco Davis-Nevarez
Paco is a Mini Golden Doodle who hails from Boise, Idaho. He brings a very different skill set to PMDA, in particular the ability to find food in unexpected places. He focuses his attention on the importance of playtime and naps in the modern day architecture office.
Veronica hails from Dallas, Texas, and has an Bachelor's degree from Texas A&M. She moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, where she recently finished her Master of Architecture. While at UW, Veronica was awarded the Valle travel scholarship, with which she studied and worked for a year in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Whether a project is in the rainy mountains of the Pacific Northwest, the wildfire-prone hills of Southern California, the concrete canyons of Manhattan, or the tropical environs of Florida, PMDA's work is as tailored to context as it is to our clients. Our work is distinguished by artful geometric resonance; each room inspires without demanding attention.
Since the office was founded in 2010, we have grown to an enthusiastic and skilled team of several designers. The firm's work has been profiled in , , , and and numerous other publications, and has won several award.
Process Drawings for a remodel project
Our design process typically involves the whole team
Amanda graduated from Bellevue College in 2018 with an Associate in Arts Interior Studies, the degree of which she was awarded with "High Distinction." She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Washington. Prior to working at PMDA, Amanda worked as a landscape design assistant and art instructor.