The Founders

F. Lubbock Davies III, AIA, LEED AP

Buck Davies has over 30 years of architectural experience and has been the principal of his own firm for over 25 years. He was the partner of his father’s firm, and learned at a very young age technical competence that is unmatched. He has worked with a broad variety of project types with significant experience in healthcare and a specialty in parking structures. Buck’s primary role in the firm is oversight of the quality of design and establishing and monitoring quality control systems to ensure that all clients receive consistent and excellent architectural services. His expertise includes site selection and site development. His many years of experience provide a level of expertise not commonly found in architectural practice today.

In 2000, he successfully completed the $250 million St. John Medical Center Campus Expansion and has provided on-call service to them for the past 25 years with countless assignments on their main campuses in the region. Buck has served as the principal-in-charge of the Arvest Midtown project and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. He has served as a board member of Goodwill, Tulsa Community Youth Group and the Phi Delta Theta housing Corporation. He also is an active alumni member in his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta. Buck is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture and did post graduate studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Buck is licensed to practice architecture in 48 states.

Connie S. McFarland, FAIA, FACHA, CSI

Connie McFarland has been extensively involved in all aspects of architecture for over 30 years. Her area of expertise is practice management and she is the managing principal for MDA. Her significant projects include community hospitals all over Oklahoma, Higher Education Projects for the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, and commercial projects, including Arvest Bank. For years, she has served vigorously on the national and local levels of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). She has been the chair of the AIA Risk Management Committee three times over a 10 year term. She has also served on the committee and as chair of the 2000 AIA Trust in Washington, D.C. where she held a five year term. In 1998, she served as the AIA Oklahoma President and was the Tulsa Chapter President in 1985. Connie authored a nationally recognized publication entitled, “Americans with Disabilities Act: Accommodating the Public” and has been a speaker at the AIA National Convention five times. She is one of eighty founding Fellows of the American College of Healthcare Architects (FACHA). Connie is currently serving on the national membership committee for the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) and is the Chairman of the Architects Political Action Committee for the state of Oklahoma.

As President of McFarland Davies Architects, Connie manages the day to day activities of the firm and acts as the principle programmer on all projects. Her primary role with the firm is master planning and project definition. In the Tulsa community, Connie serves as the President-elect of Resonance, a Women’s support center, and is an Elder of Harvard Avenue Christian Church, and on the current search committee for senior pastor. Connie holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Oklahoma University. Connie is a licensed architect in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Texas, Iowa, New Mexico and Missouri.

New Leadership

Pamela Deatherage, AIA
Vice President

While serving as Vice-President, Pam also serves as the Director of Healthcare for the firm. She has been extensively involved in projects for St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. In addition, she is currently working on a freestanding addition to Tulsa Bone and Joint in Broken Arrow. She is also involved in the design of the new OU Tulsa Specialty Clinic at Northland. Pam’s experience includes long term care facilities, office buildings, art museums, gymnasiums, and schools. Her past school work experience includes Carver Middle School Gymnasium and Cafeteria Addition, as well as additional renovations under the Tulsa Public Schools’ 2000 Bond Projects. Her higher education projects include Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Pam is very busy in the community with the TPS Carver Middle School Foundation Board and Leadership Tulsa (Class 40). She is involved with the Tulsa Humane Society and is on the Southminster Presbyterian Church Building committee and the Brookside Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. She received her Bachelor’s in Architecture at Oklahoma State University and has been licensed to practice architecture in Oklahoma since 1983.