Co-founded in 1998 by Rebecca Ascher and Joshua Davis, Ascher Davis Architects is dedicated to the art and business of architecture and interior design. Incorporating architectural details, lighting, and furnishings as an integral part of the overall design, ADA creates architecture that is both thoughtfully designed and cohesive in nature.
Over the years, the partners have built a team of loyal designers and project managers who are in sync with their style of working, thinking, and designing. The team at ADA manages large-scale projects on a regular basis, yet remains committed to offering the personal attention of a boutique firm.
Understanding that client service is at the core of what they do, the team at ADA is dedicated to working with clients in all phases of their projects. By carefully listening to each client’s needs and keenly focusing on the schematic phase of a project, ADA ensures that the plans for the space are unified and respect the individual tastes and desires of the client. In addition, ADA devotes a substantial amount of time to ensuring that construction runs smoothly, as the team believes that monitoring a job from start to finish is vital to success.
REBECCA ASCHER, RA
Rebecca is primarily involved in ADA’s high-end residential projects, often serving as both architect and interior designer. She brings exquisite taste and extraordinary attention to detail to all aspects of project design and management. With an extensive background in architectural detailing, Rebecca is able to fully relate the scale of a room to the pieces placed within it, establishing a cohesive design to the architecture and the interiors of a home.
Rebecca graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991. As salutatorian of her graduating class, she received her Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Fine Arts in 1995. Rebecca is a licensed architect in New York and New Jersey, and her professional affiliations include membership in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
JOSHUA DAVIS, AIA
Having developed ADA’s institutional business, Joshua is responsible for managing and growing the firm’s base of institutional clients and projects. He has been equally involved in ADA’s high-end residential projects and is immersed in all aspects of the firm’s work, ranging from finely detailed architectural designs to project management, from construction administration to filings, inspections and reports. Prior to co-founding ADA in 1998, Joshua worked at several of New York’s leading architecture firms including Aldo Rossi’s New York Studio di Architettura, Peter Marino Architects, and Michael Davis Architects. Joshua is an adjunct assistant professor of architecture at the New York Institute of Technology, where he has taught since 2003.
Joshua received his Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors from Cornell University, College of Architecture Art & Planning in 1992. A native New Yorker, Joshua is a registered and licensed architect in New York, and his professional affiliations include membership in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).