Davis Butner is an aspiring architect and practicing musician with an interest in the intersection of architecture and the performing arts. Having worked professionally in both symphony administration and architectural design, Davis is passionate about the civic role of the performing arts and of architecture that promotes public gathering and inspiration.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he holds a B.A. in Music and Architectural Design, Davis likewise studied at the Architectural Association in London, and was a recipient of the Michael Yaron Prize, Andrew Mellon Humanities Fellowship, and Penn Design Interdisciplinary Studies Award.  

In addition to performing extensively throughout the US and abroad as a violinist and violist, he has held internships at APPAREIL Office for Architecture in Barcelona, Hartshorne Plunkard and Threshold Acoustics in Chicago, Theatre Projects Consultants in Norwalk, CT, and William Rawn Associates in Boston. 

Currently, he is pursuing a masters degree at the Yale School of Architecture and resides in New Haven, CT.