Daryl Rose DAVIS

Robert DAVIS


Andrés DUANY



Daryl Rose DAVIS



Daryl Rose Davis is the co-founder of the pioneer community of Seaside, Florida. Founded in 1981, this small coastal town was described by Time magazine as “….the most astonishing design achievement of its era and one might hope, the most influential.”  As the birthplace of a movement in land planning known as The New Urbanism, Seaside’s influence has spread widely and is helping to revolutionize town planning in America.  Seaside has won numerous awards for its architecture and town planning and has been the subject of three books and countless articles. 

Mrs. Davis graduated with a Master’s degree in Child Psychology from the University of Miami. She founded Seaside’s downtown retail development, a thriving enclave of unique shops, boutiques and eateries. She owns five successful downtown retail businesses, employing more than 50 employees.

The Seaside Institute and Downtown Seaside Association are two key non-profit organizations co-founded by Mrs. Davis. Providing a primary basis for the town’s civic infrastructure, The Seaside Institute is dedicated to the restoration of civic life and the Downtown Seaside Association nurtures incubator businesses within the town.

Mrs. Davis serves on the Board of Directors of The Seaside Institute and the Escape to Create Artist in Residence program in Seaside.

Mrs. Davis resides in Seaside and in San Francisco with her husband Robert and her son Micah. She remains a leader of the continued evolution of Seaside.