University of Buffalo, School of Architecture
Davidson grew up in rural Ontario. She earned a degree in fine arts from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, then studied architecture at Halifax’s Dalhousie University and London’s Architectural Association. She has worked for German firms sauerbuch hutton and Gonzalez Haase as well as Canada’s Provencher Roy.
Rafailidis, a native of Bavaria, holds degrees from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich and the Architectural Association. He previously worked for Herzog & de Meuron.
Their design work has been published and exhibited internationally, and has received awards such as Emerging Voices Award 2018 by the Architectural League of New York, Azure’s AZ Award of Design Excellence 2018, Best of Canada Design Award (2015, 2016 and 2018), Blueprint magazine award 2016 and Architizer A+ award 2016, among others.
Davidson Rafailidis also co-authored the book Processes of Creating Space: An Architectural Design Workbook (Routledge, 2017) with endorsements by Herman Hertzberger, Jacques Rousseau and Rachel Whiteread.
For the past several years, both Davidson and Rafailidis have taught at various architecture schools including the RWTH Aachen in Germany, the University at Buffalo, Academy of Arts San Francisco and the University of Toronto in Canada. Currently, they are holding the International Guest Professorship at the Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Dusseldorf, Germany.