Kelly R. Davis

Kelly R. Davis, Principal Emeritus
Timothy Old, Associate

Working collaboratively for over thirty years, Tim Old and Kelly Davis have long been recognized regionally and nationally for their residential and commercial designs that reflect a strong Prairie and Usonian influence. Having worked together since high school, and subsequently at the Stillwater, Minnesota firm of McGuire/Engler/Davis, Architects, Davis, a 1973 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, joined SALA in 1993 and became a firm Principal in 1995. Old also joined SALA as an Architect in 1993 and became an Associate in 2011. Both are registered in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and both are registered Minnesota Certified Interior Designers.

Davis is a recipient of the “Architect of Distinction” award from AIA MN and Midwest Home Magazine, recognizing lifelong distinguished achievement in residential architectural design.  Most recently, he has received recognition as a recipient of the Modern Master title from the Minnesota Society of Architectural Historians.

Modern Master, Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians
Architecture of Distinction, AIA Minnesota
Prairie House Renovation, AIA Minnesota Honor Award
Johnson Residence, AIA Minnesota/MplsStPaul Magazine RAVE Award
Hamilton-Jelle Retreat and Studio, AIA Minnesota/MplsStPaul Magazine RAVE Award
Davis Residence, AIA Minnesota/StarTribune Home of the Month
Deschamps Residence, StarTribune Home of the Month

Welcoming Home, by Michaela Mahady, Gibbs Smith, 2010
”>The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live, by Sarah Susanka, Taunton Press, 1998, 2009
Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live, by Sarah Susanka, Taunton Press, 2009
Dream Homes: Minnesota, Panache Partners, LLC, 2007
Fine Homebuilding Magazine
Trends Magazine
Architecture Minnesota
Architectural Record
MplsStPaul Magazine
Remodeling Trends Magazine
Great Houses: More Small Houses, Taunton Press, 1998
Great Houses: Small Houses, Taunton Press, 1992