Joe Lear, AIA, LEED AP, is a Principal at Davis Partnership, a Colorado native and is one of the region’s most talented design architects. As a co-leader of design for the office, he has been involved in many of our notable projects. He has an excellent sensibility for architectural and urban design and is especially skilled at creating design solutions that marry the art of architecture with the practicalities of construction. A former carpenter himself, he is one of those rare talents who designs like an architect and thinks like a contractor at the same time. Joe is highly engaged in the entire continuum of the design process: from user group meetings through design and construction. His vast experience informs his approach to architecture and he enjoys developing ideas and solving problems while pushing the boundaries. Joe’s understanding of how people live, how citizens are transported, and the construction methods and materials that make up our built environment help him deliver practical solutions that embrace new technologies, innovation, and sustainability. As well, Joe’s creativity, pragmatism, technical prowess and communication skills all contribute to his reputation for delivering sophisticated, graceful solutions that clients can be proud of. He is highly respected by clients and peers alike.