Associate Executive Director
Office of Facilities Planning
Ross A. Davidson, DBIA, FHFI
Ross Davidson is Associate Executive Director for the Office of Facilities Planning (OFP) in the Office of Construction and Facilities Management (CFM) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). OFP provides planning and architectural cost estimating services and manages the development and maintenance of VA architectural and engineering (A/E) quality standards for new and existing facilities. Mr. Davidson serves as the principal advisor to the Executive Director, CFM on planning, architectural, engineering, and estimating disciplines, and assists and manages the development and maintenance of VA A/E quality standards for VA's built environment; State Nursing Home Grant and Homeless Grant Programs' facility quality control; cost estimating; and value engineering, and historic preservation and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance issues.
Mr. Davidson is a retired U.S. Army Colonel. He served in a variety of executive and leadership positions with extensive experience in planning, programming, design, construction, initial outfitting, logistics, transition, and disposal of medical and research facilities. He served as the health facility lifecycle subject matter expert to the U.S. Army Surgeon General to developed strategic plan for recruiting, training, and retaining officers in architecture, engineering, planning, and construction management skills to support health facility requirements. He is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom with awards and decorations including the Legion of Merit (2 awards), the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (7 awards), and the Combat Action Badge. He received the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Regional Vice President Merit Award (2005), Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Walter P. McHugh Award (2009), the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3) (2013), and the Army Engineer Association (AEA) deFleury Medal (2014).
Mr. Davidson has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Urban Design, a Master of Urban Planning, and a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from the University of Michigan, and Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S Army War College. He is a Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) professional and Fellow with the Health Facility Institute.