Davey McEathron, aia

founder & principal architect


Davey McEathron is an award winning architect that has been designing buildings, furniture and public art in Austin since 2008. Born and raised in Houston, Davey spent the early part of his adult life as a singer and guitar player for several Texas indie rock bands before entering the realm of architecture.

Davey attended Portland State University in Portland, Oregon - a city known for burgeoning ideas in urban design and sustainability. While there, he worked for Allusa Architecture under the mentorship of Bob Schatz. 

Longing for good Mexican food and hot summers, McEathron returned to Texas after graduation. 

Since living in Austin, Davey has worked for architecture firms of all sizes, with project types covering a wide spectrum - residential design/build with Jay Hargrave Architecture; multi-family with the Hailey Group; and academic housing with Lord, Aeck and Sargent. Davey spent 5 years working for Carter Design Associates under the guidance of Donna Carter and Abby Lawson. There he worked on projects ranging from residential, commercial, religious, civic, academic and planning, to pool complexes and a pistol range. 

Carter Design Associates was given awards for several projects that Davey worked on, including an Associated General Contractor's Award for the Deep Eddy Pool Renovation and an American Society of Landscape Architects award for the Republic Square Master Plan, with which Carter Design Associates prepared the architecture and historical portion of. In 2014, Bartholomew Pool received a "Best of Austin" award from the Austin Chronicle for the Best New Eastside Respite.  

Davey is also a founding member of ¡el grupo! - a creative collective of artists, architects and craftsmen that look for unique opportunities and projects to impact the surrounding community. ¡el grupo! has been honored with several different awards in the few years it has been in existence. In 2009, they were awarded Best Backyard Bungalow for a doghouse that they designed/built for a charity auction. In 2011, the Austin Chronicle awarded ¡el grupo! a "Best of Austin" award for the Moustache Ride. In 2012, the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects also gave a Merit Award for the Moustache Ride.

Davey is a licensed Architect in the State of Texas and a LEED Accredited Professional. Davey McEathron Architecture attempts to make the ecological footprint of every project that we design as minimal as possible. We enjoy implementing sustainable technologies - new and old.