Russell A. Davidson


FAIA, Managing Principal & President

Mr. Davidson joined KG+D’s predecessor firm, Kaeyer, Parker & Garment in 1986 as an Associate, and was Principal of the firm for six years before becoming President in 2000. With 29 years of experience planning educational, commercial, religious and municipal facilities, he has extensive knowledge of the New York State public and private construction markets, educational planning requirements and trends, campus planning and successful bond referenda. Mr. Davidson’s ability to develop creative design solutions that meet the program and project goals of the owner, with thoughtful attention to project site and context, has led to an exceptional level of client and community satisfaction with the end products delivered by KG+D.

Mr. Davidson plays an active role in furthering the profession of architecture in multiple positions with the American Institute of Architects since 1999 and as an advocate for policy reform on issues that are important to our clients and the built environment. Mr. Davidson is currently serving as the 2016 President of the American Institute of Architects. In 2013, he was elected to the AIA College of Fellows and he is also a past president of AIA New York State (2007) and AIA Westchester Mid-Hudson (1999).