Daví is a Designer at CMG Landscape Architecture. He is focused on the multi-scalar design challenges of climate change adaptation, with a passion for projects that produce equitable outcomes, enhance ecological functions, and provide beautiful, convivial spaces that respond to varied histories and social needs. Trained as both a landscape architect and urban planner, he brings a fascination with natural and social systems – informed by both project and research experience across a variety of contexts, from Latin America to North America and Europe.
As a designer, Daví has worked on a range of urban sites and scales: from plazas and parks to waterfront open space systems; from the design
of urban districts to urban forest planning at the citywide scale. He has carried out adaptation work across geographies including coastal sites
confronting sea-level rise, inland communities faced with riverine flooding, and dense, impermeable, low-canopied urban centers and their attendant
public health issues.
Daví has been awarded grants from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and the Mexican Cities Initiative. He has authored and co-authored research papers for governmental and non-governmental institutions on a range of open space issues. Daví has been a visiting lecturer/guest critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, UCLA School of Architecture and Design, and the Rhode Island School of Design. He teaches at the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture, where he focuses on approaches to landscape and urbanism in cities of the Global South. Daví holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Williams College.