Our Story

People

Our firm began as Walter Davis, Architect in 1977. Over the last 46 years, we have become Davis Kane Architects, helmed by Kevin M. Kane, Robert Stevenson, and Jimmy Edwards. Together, we have created an office with a unique combination of construction industry knowledge, community-design-passion, and excellent client services. We have become a trusted design firm in North Carolina with seven architects, five design professionals, two interior designers, and two administrative. Our future is focused on maintaining our relationships as a design family while growing with North Carolina, our community, and our client base. Our Office, designed by Davis Kane Architects, is in the Village District of Raleigh, North Carolina near NC State University, and minutes from the Capital City’s downtown.

As the leaders of a team of designers, our consultants rely on us to ask the right questions and provide the correct answers. Therefore, we treat every project as a chance to solve complex design challenges as a holistic team. We easily identify project needs by teaming up with clients, facilities planners, user groups, and state agencies.

At Davis Kane Architects, our reputation is built on being reliable and responsive. We consistently review project goals throughout the process to ensure every project is safe and accessible. With our team of multi-faceted designers, our clients receive careful analysis, thoughtful design, and practical yet innovative construction methods.

Our Culture

People

Inclusive + Dependable + Collaborative
Meticulous + Approachable + Resourceful

Our dynamic team comes from many backgrounds and cultures. These diverse perspectives and experiences allow us to be adaptable no matter the challenge. We celebrate variations in thought and culture and love bringing people together to rally behind a vision. We treat every project as a chance to solve complex design challenges as a holistic team.

We genuinely care about the people we work with. Whether a client, team member, or design partner — everyone who walks through our door feels at home. We make people breathe just a little bit easier.

Davis Kane

Our Team

Robert Stevenson, AIA

Principal | President

Robert began his professional career in 1980 while still in School of Design at North Carolina State University. After graduating he worked for architects in Raleigh and Atlanta, becoming licensed to practice architecture in 1991. He started and co-owned a licensed design build/general contracting business in 1994 until 1997 when he joined Davis Kane Architects. His early experiences include master planning and site development for multi-tenant business campuses including design and construction administration services of multi-tenant office buildings. More recent experience includes design and construction administration service of private client business, educational and municipal facilities. His involvement with the construction industry and field experience have provided a platform for developing his strong construction administration skills.

Robert is a dedicated father who enjoys projects at home including home and furniture construction and renovation. He particularly enjoys the outdoors while backpacking, camping, cycling and fishing and when indoors he enjoys cooking and music.

Jimmy A. Edwards, AIA

Principal | Architect

Jimmy is a North Carolina native from Goldsboro, growing up in the Raleigh/Wake Forest area. His path towards a career in design began at Louisburg College, where he enrolled in the Associates of Art program. He was there for one year before transferring to NC State University’s College of Design where he double majored in Architecture and Industrial Design. His professional career in architecture began after graduation, in 2002.

Jimmy joined Davis Kane Architects in 2008 and has worked professionally on projects with great variation in scale and end-user type across the east coast, for both public entities and private company clients. He is a self-motivated, creative, detail-oriented, and organized design professional who practices with a strong focus on public safety, heavy-equipment, higher education, and athletics facility design. His excellent interpersonal skills and strengths in programming, project design, building detailing, and visual representation help our clients realize their vision.

When not working on the great projects at Davis Kane, Jimmy enjoys taking trips with his wife, hanging with their pets, tinkering with home repair projects, and checking things off his endless “Honey-Do” list.

Beth King, AIA

Associate | Architect

Beth grew up in the Midwest, living most of her life in the suburbs of St. Louis before attending college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Architecture, she relocated to North Carolina in 2002 and began working with Davis Kane Architects. She completed her internship with Davis Kane and became a licensed architect in 2007.

Beth has been managing public projects since her early years with the firm; enjoying long-standing relationships with such clients as Wake County Public School System, City of Raleigh, and Wake Technical Community College. She has extensive experience in project planning and design for both new construction and complex renovation projects. Her strength and success are built upon positive team collaboration, clear communication, and thorough document review. Beth is a self-motivated and organized design professional intent on improving communities.

Chad M. Volk, AIA

Associate | Architect

A native of Ohio, Chad has been calling Raleigh home since 2001, and his experience in the architectural field began in 2000. His professional experience includes the design and construction administration of many commercial building types, including K-12 Schools, Higher Education Facilities, Municipal projects, and multiple renovation projects.

Chad brings excellent leadership and communication skills to all phases of the design and construction process, and his always-positive attitude is greatly appreciated by all members of the design team, including consultants and clients.

Outside of the office, Chad volunteers his time for a variety of causes. He was a past Director on the AIA Triangle Board and has served on the following AIA Triangle committees: Residential Tour, Young Architects Forum, Leadership Forum, Mentorship Program, and K-12 Educational Outreach. Chad is also active in the Triangle Buckeyes Alumni Club, serving as Club President.  When not working or volunteering, he enjoys cheering on the Buckeyes and Wolfpack, quality time with friends and family, good food and drinks, and exploring new places near and far.

Jackson Wall

Associate | Project Manager

Jackson has played an essential role at Davis Kane since 2017. His specific skill set in 3D modeling and graphic rendering allows his clients to imagine the vast potential of their projects. In his field of architecture, Jackson’s biggest passion is creating solid, long-lasting client relationships. His ultimate goal in every project is to ensure that his clients love the spaces we’ve created for them.

Outside of the office, Jackson enjoys traveling with his wife, Briana, and playing various musical instruments including guitar, bass, drums, violin, and piano!

Devanshi Kesaria, AIA

Architect

Devanshi came to the United States to attend Graduate school at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. After graduating with a Master of Architecture in 2020, she worked in Atlanta in the healthcare industry before moving to Raleigh and joining Davis Kane Architects in 2021. Devanshi was born and raised in India, holds a Bachelor of Architecture from CEPT University, and is a licensed professional in India and USA.

Devanshi is an organized, self-motivated architect and has worked primarily on public projects, including K-12 schools, higher education facilities, and fire stations. She has also worked on public hospitals and wellness community centers in India. Devanshi also brings a comprehensive knowledge of BIM/ CAD and various 3D modeling software to the team.

Outside of work, Devanshi enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants and wineries, and has a liking for spicy Asian food. She also enjoys trying out various aerial adventure sports, skydiving being her favorite.

Bradley McClung, AIA

Architect, NCARB

Bradley is originally from Middle, Georgia but has called Raleigh home since 2018! With an architecture career spanning over 18 years, Bradley’s diverse background includes a wide range of project types, including offices, automotive, industrial, ecclesiastical, mixed-use, medical, higher education, municipal, K-12, retail, single and multi-family residential, and restaurant design.

In his role as a Senior Architect at Davis Kane Architects, he combines complex problem-solving abilities with a creative mind and attention to detail. Bradley enjoys collaborating with clients and team members to deliver impactful, cost-effective, and innovative solutions.

Bradley is licensed in Georgia and North Carolina and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia. In addition, he is NCARB certified and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Outside of work, Bradley enjoys exploring the Triangle with his wife and children, tinkering on home renovation projects, and attending or watching sporting events.

 

Alexandre Penegre, AIA

Architect, LEED AP, BD+C

Alexandre joined Davis Kane Architects in 2019 after graduating with a Master of Architecture degree from UNC Charlotte. He also holds a Bachelor in Environmental Science with minors in Sustainable Energy and Renewable Energy Site Assessment from NC State University. Before pursuing his career in architecture, he was heavily involved in sustainability as a solar panel system installer.

Alexandre was born in Paris, France and still frequently visits Antigua to see family. His experiences have exposed him to different cultures and demonstrated how context impacts architecture. In addition, his love for travel led him to study abroad, which developed his affinity for contemporary and traditional Japanese architecture.

Alexandre has a passion for all aspects of soccer and is an avid PSG fan. In his free time, he enjoys running, reading, gaming, and watching NC State basketball.

Joshua Thomasson, AIA

Architect

Originally from Danville, Virginia, and a graduate of Virginia Tech, Joshua has called the Triangle home since 2017.

With a career specializing in education, healthcare, and commercial design, Joshua Thomasson has built a wealth of experience in public and private projects throughout North Carolina. Joshua has been fortunate enough to travel the world and learn first-hand how architecture can impact a place, its people, and its culture. He incorporates those experiences into his designs by challenging programs and creating usable civic space.

Joshua is the 2024 President of AIA Triangle, where he has served on the board since 2020. He is also the taskforce leader of Triangle Barkitecture, a custom pet architecture competition that raises money for local animal rescue organizations. In his free time, you’ll find him working on various DIY projects, playing the latest board games with friends, and being the best cat/dog dad he can be.

Brittany Gagne

Design Professional, LEED

Brittany is a North Carolina native from Mount Airy, NC. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Architecture. After graduating, Brittany worked at an architecture firm in Greensboro where she honed her computer and design skills before relocating to join the DKA team. Brittany is a team player who is hardworking, organized, and passionate about the impact of sustainability and inclusivity in the built environment.

While in college, Brittany met her husband who was an exchange student from Portugal. They often travel together to his home Madeira Island, where she continues to learn about their culture. Brittany loves to watch documentaries, create artwork, spend time with their dog and, of course, have a sense of humor! Brittany continues to grow by currently pursuing her Master of Architecture degree at Arizona State University. Her final goal is to become a licensed architect and continue to help design impactful spaces for people to experience their best lives.

Vatsal Kesaria

Design Professional

Vatsal completed his Master of Architecture from NC State University in 2023 with certifications in both Energy + Technology in Architecture and City Design. Vatsal was born and raised in India, graduated from Nirma University with a Bachelor of Architecture, and is a Registered Architect in India.

Vatsal joined Davis Kane in the summer of 2022 as an intern. After showing his quick learning skills and enthusiasm over the year as an intern, he came back post-graduation as a full-time Design Professional. Vatsal has worked on various public projects, including K-12 schools and recreational facilities. In addition, he brings an extensive knowledge of 3D modeling and rendering software to the team.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, trying new cocktails, and traveling.

Ryan Mlott

Design Professional

Ryan is a North Carolina native from Eastern NC. He moved back to NC in 2021 after living in Atlanta, GA for several years. His love for design led him to study architecture at Coastal Carolina Community College and UNC-Charlotte. After college, he began his career in design.

His experience includes working alongside software engineers to help develop 3D scanners and software used to create more accurate as-built plans. He also designed flooring layouts and created 3D renderings/visualizations for a flooring manufacturer. Ryan displays his skills at Davis Kane with his impeccable 3D renderings and graphic design.

In his free time, Ryan enjoys woodworking, photography, fishing, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with his wife, dog, and cat.

Iryna Pyrohova

Design Professional

Iryna is a graduate of Odessa Academy Building and Architecture in the Ukraine with a Bachelor’s Degree of Civil Engineering. She has 7 years of experience as a Civil Engineer and Project Manager and specializes in Municipalities and Higher Education projects.

Iryna recently moved to Raleigh and is enjoying all the beautiful weather and nature that North Carolina has to offer. She has a passion for old architecture, and everything related to its preservation. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling around NC and other states.

Hollie Mosher

Project Manager

Hollie is a Michigan native born just outside the city of Detroit. She has a background in architecture, interior design, and urban design. Hollie graduated in 2016 with a master’s in urban vision and architectural design from Domus Academy in Milan, Italy. She has worked on a broad range of architectural projects such as medical facilities, K-12, universities, multi-family, athletic design, senior centers, and industrial design.

In her spare time, Hollie likes to travel the world while sampling the local cuisine. She also enjoys watching and playing sports, painting, photography, and making people laugh.

Natalie Khmara

Interior Designer

Natalie is a creative interior designer with a strong space planning, project management, and computer-aided design background. She moved to North Carolina from New York City and joined Davis Kane Architects in 2022. She has experience assisting in the entire design process, from design development to construction administration. Her strength and success are built upon her professional design skills, space planning ability, knowledge of commercial finishes, and passion for serving clients. In addition, she brings a comprehensive knowledge of design elements, creative problem-solving skills, accomplished design sense, and attention to detail to each of her designs. Natalie is a self-motivated and organized design professional with a great work ethic, making her a great asset to the project team.

Jennifer Turner, MBA, RID

Interior Designer

Jennifer is a North Carolina native, growing up in Roxboro, NC. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from East Carolina University. Jennifer has over 18 years of professional experience focusing on healthcare, commercial, higher education, municipal, and community. She became a certified professional in 2009 completing her NCIDQ exam (National Council for Interior Design Qualification). She obtained her Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management from Aspen University. Jennifer loves design, learning, and mentoring. She is organized and passionate about delivering positive team experiences and successful projects.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys being outdoors, on the water paddle boarding, and swimming. On land, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, camping, off-roading, and taking her two French bulldogs on walks. She has a passion for learning and is currently completing her doctorate in healthcare administration and leadership.

Nick Aggers

BIM Manager

Nick was born and raised here in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he attended Wake Technical Community College. His career first began in Interior Design but eventually shifted to the Architecture program. Starting as a drafter at his first firm, Nick then moved on to managing projects mainly in mixed-use and apartment buildings where his focus was to help build out Revit standards. These experiences led him into his BIM Manager role at Davis Kane where he utilizes his talents in teaching, training, and making Revit work smoothly for the team.

Outside of work, Nick is an avid Manchester City fan and loves everything about the game. He also enjoys playing music, hiking, and photography.

Lisa Knapp

Marketing Professional

Lisa originates from upstate New York, but has spent most of her life in Virginia. Before she entered the realm of Marketing, Lisa was developing her administrative and project management skills in Real Estate as a Transaction Coordinator, but as creativity and problem-solving came naturally, she was quickly picked up by agents to help with their marketing and design efforts.

After moving to NC, she switched roles and joined a marketing company to re-brand Davis Kane Architects. Through a series of events and her role in the re-brand, Lisa was brought on full-time with Davis Kane’s Marketing Department.

Lisa is a highly-motivated marketing professional who expresses her skills at DKA through marketing/branding strategy, proposals, campaign development, content writing, graphic design, and social media development & management.

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys exploring and making new adventures with her husband and five children.

Sheridan Young

Marketing Professional

Sheridan was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and resides in North Carolina. She graduated from Central New Mexico Community College with a degree in Computer Information Systems (AAS), with a Digital Media Concentration. She has worked for a range of industries to capture brand identity. Six years of professional work in graphic design, marketing, communications, and community public relations. Utilizing problem-solving skills with creative knowledge to create elaborate print and digital materials curated to achieve business goals. Highly driven work ethic, dynamic team player, collaborative and interpersonal skills. Sheridan constantly pushes for the highest quality level to represent small local businesses and large organizations.

In her free time, she likes to spend time with her friends and family. Additionally, she ensures that her two exotic pets, chinchillas, receive the necessary care they require. She loves to crochet, paint, and try other art-related projects. Sheridan also travels to New Mexico a few times a year to visit and eat all the Southwestern cuisine. Her favorite New Mexican dish is Huevos Rancheros, smothered in Christmas (Red Chile and Green Chile) topped with shredded cheese.

Kim Conard

Office Manager

Kim is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Studies in December 1992. Kim grew up as a “Navy brat”, has lived in Alaska, Hawaii and Germany to name a few, but considers Maryland her home state before moving to Raleigh in 1994. She tries to keep the office running smoothly by taking care of the day-to-day operations, bookkeeping, invoicing and proposals.

In Kim’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, quilting, trying to revive a barren yard, and of course shopping. Kim is also the Co-Chapter Director of Flashes of Hope for the NC Triangle at NC Children’s Hospital.

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Careers

We are looking for positive, innovative, and detail-oriented design professionals to join our team!

The ideal candidates will have 6-10 years of experience managing publicly funded K-12, Higher Education, and/or Civic work. The function of this position is to oversee all aspects of multiple small to mid-sized projects and prepare strategic plans for project success.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit your resume, letter of interest, and portfolio of selective work to kconard@daviskane.com