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Prior to Ric’s career in architecture, he was a decorated Air Force Fighter pilot with 190 combat missions in Vietnam.  He studied theater design at Cambridge University, and received his Master of Architecture degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 1979.  He later joined the Naval Reserve Civil Engineer Corps, and served as the Civil Engineer for Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain during Operation Desert Storm.

Ric founded Davy Architecture in 1984, and as Senior Principal Architect has devoted his career to providing exceptional design services to our local communities’ educational, institutional, commercial, healthcare, residential, and hospitality projects.  He delivers the best value and optimum sustainable design to our clients. He has a national architectural registration through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is licensed to practice in California, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada.

Ric actively serves as a visiting critic at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design; he is a mentor for the ACE High School mentorship program; he is a member of the YMCA Camp Board, TACHS (The Association for Community Housing Solutions) Board, East Village IDEA District Planning Committee, and the Rotary Club. He is also an active member of the California Charter School Association San Diego region, and the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH).

Kurt Hunker

Kurt Hunker  |  Design Architect


Kurt is a California and Nevada registered architect with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Ohio State University, and a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design.  A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Kurt has been recognized for “Notable contributions to architectural education.”  He is Director of Graduate Programs and Chair of the Graduate Program in Architecture at NewSchool of Architecture and Design; a NewSchool faculty member for 25 years, he has been a licensed architect for 30.  He has twice been named NewSchool’s “Teacher of the Year;” and is the recipient of an AIA “Architectural Education Award.”  Kurt has been a guest lecturer on topics including tall building design in San Diego, Los Angeles, London, Moscow and Jyvaskyla, Finland; he has also received numerous local, state and national awards for Design Excellence for Educational and Civil Projects. 

jim murray | director of architecture


Jim Murray is a California and Colorado registered architect, and has more than 40 years of experience in the design industry. Presently, he leads both the operations and Quality Assurance/Quality Control process at Davy Architecture. Prior to joining the team, Jim owned his own firm, JRM Architecture. There he served school districts and publicinstitutions in California and Colorado. His past work includes new facility construction, extensive ADA upgrades, energy and technology upgrades, and master planning. He has collaborated with Davy Architecture for over 30 years, including work on a number of historical building assessments and restorations.

Enrique Rodriguez  |  Project Manager

Enrique received both his Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design.  He joined Davy Architecture in 1999 and is great resource to the firm; his particular expertise includes ADA upgrades, tenant improvements, and modernizations.  He is responsible for all phases of design for commercial, industrial, residential, and educational projects.

Reyna Ruiz  |  Project Manager


Reyna leads the Healthcare Design Studio at Davy Architecture.  With over years of specialized experience, she has devoted her career to Healthcare Design because she believes she can provide environments which have positive impacts on patients, families, and healthcare providers.  Her aspiration is to design spaces that facilitate healing and care-giving.  Reyna is DBIA Certified and has completed more than 100 healthcare projects, including Acute Care OSHPD 1, OSHPD 3, Medical Office Building tenant improvements, and community clinics.  She is a Lean Construction Facilitator and adds value to projects by facilitating Pull Planning workshops during design and construction.