Stephanie Davidson grew up in rural Ontario. She earned a degree in fine arts from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, then studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London and Dalhousie University in Halifax, where she earned her M.Arch in 2005. Davidson received the Power Corporation of Canada award from the Canadian Centre for Architecture upon completing her studies, and has worked for German offices sauerbruch hutton and Gonzalez Haase as well as Montreal’s Provencher Roy. Since 2008, Davidson has collaborated with Georg Rafailidis as Davidson Rafailidis. The duo was recognized with the Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York in 2018. Davidson co-authored a book on beginning design called “Processes of Creating Space: An Architectural Design Workbook” (Routledge, 2017) with endorsements by Rachel Whiteread, Herman Hertzberger and Jacques Rousseau. Davidson has taught at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, the State University of New York at Buffalo, Daniels School of Architecture at the University of Toronto, and most recently, at the Peter Behrens School of Art in Duesseldorf Germany as a 2018-19 International Guest Professor.