Davina Griffis

Davina Griffis

Asso­ciate AIA

Asso­ciate III

Born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Davina came to the U.S. to fur­ther her edu­ca­tion. Hav­ing devel­oped her inter­ests in the Arts and Sci­ences, she com­pleted her first few years in the U.S., pur­su­ing her Asso­ciates Degree in Inte­rior Design and con­se­quently received a full schol­ar­ship to the Uni­ver­sity of Ari­zona where she accom­plished her pro­fes­sional Bachelor’s Degree in Archi­tec­ture with a minor in Regional Devel­op­ment. Dur­ing her stud­ies, some of her main inter­ests have been in urban renewal & revi­tal­iza­tion, mixed-​use devel­op­ment, and sus­tain­able design, which were the dri­ving force of her final the­sis. In recog­ni­tion, Davina was awarded the AIA Design Excel­lence Award in May 2010.

Davina puts her inte­ri­ors and archi­tec­ture back­ground to good use here at PHX, where she has col­lab­o­rated on lux­ury cus­tom homes, unique restau­rants, upscale retail and hos­pi­tal­ity projects. She also curates our prod­uct sam­ple library, and orga­nizes con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion sem­i­nars for the entire staff.

Out­side the stu­dio, Davina enjoys travel, culi­nary, art, fash­ion, graphic design and sustainability.