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Monthly Archives: September 2013

What We’re Reading on the Web

As usual, we’ve read the Internet cover-to-cover* and rounded up some of the most interesting reads out there for your perusal. Enjoy! Last week we linked to several city design-centric stories that we thought were worth a gander. Turns out urban architecture and planning are hot topics these days because here is another great read […]


Project Update: Highlands Presbyterian Church

To support their growing congregation, Highlands Presbyterian Church of Ridgeland, Mississippi has selected CDFL + LS3P to lead the effort in planning a new sanctuary addition and phased renovation of their existing education space. The new sanctuary will seat 1,000+ congregants and connect the new facility to the renovated education building through a multi-level ministry […]


What we’re reading on the web

As usual, we’ve read the Internet cover-to-cover* and rounded up some of the most interesting reads out there for your perusal. Enjoy! Sometimes it seems like we could do an entire set of links from the FastCo websites but that would negate the whole “highlights from the web” aspect of this feature. We managed to […]


CDFL in the News

McCoy Federal Building Receives Accolades The McCoy Federal Building in Jackson, Mississippi, a joint venture of CDFL and Schwartz/Silver Architects was the recipient of a 2013 American Architecture Award. The American Architecture Awards are the highest and most prestigious distinguished building awards program that honor new and cutting-edge design in the United States. This year […]


Meet the Team: Ron Fender

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce engineer Ron Fender. Ron is CDFL’s resident cupcake-loving Ironman (seriously – he’s completed an Ironman Triathlon). He has also run 25 marathons, 3 […]


ARE: Lessons Learned

The Architectural Registration Exams (AREs) are a serious undertaking and important step to take in one’s career. With several CDFL team members in the midst of studying for the AREs and two of our architects having been recently licensed, we realized our office is a treasure trove of helpful hints. Between us, we have compiled […]


Project Update: Natural Products II

The following is a construction update on the Thad Cochran National Center for Natural Products Research, Phase II, at The University of Mississippi. This post was written by Architect and Project Manager Katie Lightsey. It is hard to miss the exciting progress on NCNPR Phase II at Ole Miss, and if you go to any […]