Denise A Davis, AIA
President/ Senior Planner
Facility Planning Associates, Inc.


Masters Degree in Architecture, University ofNew Mexico, 1991

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of New Mexico, 1988

Registered Architect, State of New Mexico, 1998


Denise Davis has seventeen years of experience in educational, institutional, research, and a variety of other facility types. 


Representative Projects:

In October of 2004, Ms. Davis became President/Architect for Facility Planning Associates, Inc. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Relevant projects include:

    Albuquerque Public Schools, Equipment List for the new high schools.

   Taos Municipal Schools, Facility Master Plan; a master plan for 2,500 student, in eight schools including two charter schools.

   Albuquerque Public Schools, Jimmy Carter Middle School Facility Program for a two wing addition to the existing school of approximately 34,000 gsf.

    Dulce Unified School District, Facility Program for a new High School, current project.

   Des Moines Municipal Schools, Capital Facility Master Plan; a master plan for 2007-12.


While working as a facilities planner for Architectural Research Consultants, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ms. Davis contributed or was responsible for:

   Albuquerque Public Schools, space studies for schools including Elementary Schools and Middle Schools, 1989-1993; resolution of contradictions between the APS long-range master plan and school administrator requests.

    Albuquerque Public Schools, development of Space Standards for Special Education Programs, 1990; study of special education services and developing standards for renovation and new construction projects.

    University of New Mexico Chemistry Building Addition and Renovation, 1992; a Phase I, 92,000 gross square feet addition to the existing chemistry building; space includes graduate research laboratories, laboratory support and offices.

    University of New Mexico General Library Center for Southwest Research Facility Program, 1988; restoration of the historic John Gaw Meem west wing and new construction of the research center including space for collection storage, offices, classrooms, meeting rooms and support.


While a facility planner and architectural intern for Fanning-Bard-Tatum Architects,Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ms. Davis was responsible for:

    New Mexico State University Classroom Building Facility Program, 1994; a classroom, laboratory and office building of more than 100,000 gross square feet.

    Albuquerque Public Schools, Taft Middle School Facility Program through Construction Documents, 1996; Phase I, 77,000 gross square feet of general, science, occupational, side-by-side special education, and music classrooms; library, shop and cafeteria.

    Bayfield Elementary School Addition Facility Program, 1995; a 20 classroom addition to the elementary school, including kindergarten classes.

   Bayfield Middle School Renovation and Addition, 1995; a 25,000 addition and 45,000 gross square foot renovation of the old high school for use as the middle school; the addition include general classrooms, science and technology labs, computer lab, art room and music facilities.

    Bayfield High School Facility Program, Construction Documents and Construction Administration, 1995-1997; a new 90,000 gross square foot high school for 600 students; includes general classrooms, gymnasium, locker rooms, wrestling mezzanine, cafetorium with stage, kitchen and music suite, media center, shop, science, computer education, art, and food/health education classrooms.


While a senior facility planner and architect for Architectural Research Consultants, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ms. Davis contributed or was responsible for:

    Las Cruces East Mesa Center Dona Ana Branch Community College, Facility Program Phase I Construction, 2000, (contributed); facility program for 50,000 gross square feet of classrooms, laboratories, administration, and support areas.

   Bureau of Indian Affairs, Weller Architects, Ft. Wingate Elementary School Facility Program, 2001; programming for school programs, dormitories, and student services.  The space allocations adhered to the Bureau of Indian Affair design guidelines.