Shannon Davis, M.A., RPH

Office: Pasadena, California


  • 1998, M.A., Historic Preservation/George Washington University
  • 1993, B.A., American History/University of Southern California, Los Angeles


Ms. Davis has over 18 years of experience in the field of historic preservation. She has an M.A. in Historic Preservation/American Studies from George Washington University, where she wrote her master’s thesis on the architectural history of drive-in theaters, and a B.A. in American History from the University of Southern California. As an Director, History Group and Architectural Historian at ASM, Ms. Davis has documented and evaluated numerous cultural resources for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) compliance and completed Historic Structures Reports (HSRs), Historic American Building Surveys (HABS), Historic Resource Evaluation Reports (HRERs), and National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and Section 106 review. Before joining ASM, Ms. Davis worked for the National Trust for Historic Preservation as their west-coast representative for heritage tourism. Much of Ms. Davis’s professional experience is with the cultural resources programs of the National Park Service (NPS). For eight years she worked for the NRHP as an Historian. She also worked as a Historic Preservation Specialist and Project Manager for three other NPS programs: American Battlefield Protection Program, NPS History Program and HABS/HAER/HALS/CRGIS. Ms. Davis exceeds the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Architectural History and History.