Since 2017, Alton Ochsner Davis has fulfilled the role of Chief Operations Officer with Pascal Architects. Alton oversees the daily operations of the firm to keep projects delivered on time and on budget, building the core mission and values of the company into all facets of the organization’s workflow. During his tenure with Pascal, Alton has played a key role in the completion of the historic renovation and adaptive reuse of the Southern Hotel Annex Building in Covington, LA, in addition to providing general architectural design services for the $8.2 million Tiger Stadium renovations and the historic restoration of the Old President’s House on Louisiana State University’s campus.
Prior to his position with Pascal Architects, Alton was the Director of Architecture for RCL Architecture in association with Richard C. Lambert Consultants for eight years, and he owned his own architecture firm in Connecticut where he served Fortune 500 clients across the East Coast and nationally. Alton received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and completed a Laboratory Design Studies program through Harvard University’s School of Public Health.
After spending many years traveling the world as a boat captain and completing architecture projects around the country, Alton returned home to his roots in Louisiana to aid in the recovery of the city following Hurricane Katrina. His key contributions include the exterior and interior restoration of the New Orleans Lakefront Airport terminal building, as well as repairs and roof replacements for 11 schools in the New Orleans Recovery School District. Today, when he is not at work, you’ll likely find Alton enjoying classic Cajun food, spending a weekend fishing in Jean Lafitte Park, tending to the tomatoes and bell peppers in his garden, or enjoying time with his companion and best friend, Pamela.
“I love problem-solving. I have gotten to the point in my life where I am calmer when problems arise—that’s when I’m at my best. I think that comes with age and experience.”
American Institute of Architects
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
International Code Council
Southern Hotel Annex Building
Old President’s House
Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
Louisiana State Architectural License No. 6837, April, 2008
State of Connecticut Architectural License No. 4959, October, 1992
State of Mississippi Architectural License No. 5043, January, 2015
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Architectural License No. 9590, January, 1996
State of New York Architectural License No. 028411-1, May, 2001
State of New Jersey Architectural License No. 15421, January, 2002
State of Rhode Island Architectural License No. 2141, August, 1994
State of Virginia Architecture License No. 0401013596, November, 2005