Mike Davies joined the collaboration between Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano – Piano + Rogers - in 1971, shortly after they won the commission to design the Pompidou Centre. He worked on the Pompidou for six years and subsequently went on to be the project architect for the adjacent Institute for Research & Co-ordination in Acoustics & Music (IRCAM).
Mike became one of the founding partners of Richard Rogers Partnership (RRP), along with Richard Rogers, John Young and Marco Goldschmied, and as a director worked on Lloyd’s of London. He was also the project director for INMOS - the UK Government microprocessor industry flagship in Wales; the Millennium Dome, (now the O2), and the Terminal 5 masterplan, and terminal buildings, at Heathrow Airport.
Mike developed the practice’s urban design and masterplanning expertise with strategic masterplans for the Royal Docks, Leamouth. Wood Wharf, and the Greenwich Peninsula in London and the City of Dunkirk in France. He was also the project director for Grand Paris, a masterplan for Greater Paris 2025, commissioned by former President Sarkozy, to examine the changing needs of urban Paris in the 21st Century.
He was awarded a CBE in 2000 for services to architecture and was made a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2010.