Passion. Commitment. Vision. And Patience.

Clients and colleagues alike testify to Thrive founder Steve Davis’ twenty-plus years of experience designing inspired places from Thomassin, Haiti to Bar Harbor, Maine. Here’s what they say!

Steve has an uncanny ability to hear and define the needs of his clients—even when the clients themselves are unable to perfectly articulate their vision. Every project we’ve done with Steve has been collaborative from start to finish and the end-product has always been elegant, practical, and in-line with the needs and values of the partner organization. Having seen his generosity and personal drive on pro bono international development work, I recommend his firm without hesitation.
— Ethan Tate, Projects Director, Building goodness Foundation, Charlottesville, VA

Steve continues to be a source of inspiration. His passion and talent for inspiring and motivating others continues to have a positive impact on our schools, our students and our planet. From low-energy design to healthy foodscapes, his areas of expertise continue to evolve and grow.
— Jennifer Seydel, Executive Director, Green Schools National Network

Steve’s work include[s] an unwavering commitment to place, site ecology, [and] healthy occupants.
— Brian H. Dunbar, LEED Fellow, Executive Director, Institute for the Built Environment, Colorado State University

Steve … has been a continuous advocate for performance-based design and data-driven decision-making. As a result of Steve’s hands-on approach to each project, the energy performance of our collaborative work has steadily improved while the water impacts on the environment have consistently declined.
— Robert Crowell, PE, LEED BD+C, Principal and Vice-President, 2rw Consultants, Inc. (MEP Engineers)

I believe that Steve’s vision, tenacity, and energy were fundamental to the success of the project and the transformation of the school and community culture….In all that he does, Steve earns the utmost respect from clients and project partners alike.
— Terry T-K Huang, PDD, MPH, CPH, Professor, CUNY School of Public Health