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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving, we at CDFL are feeling incredibly grateful. We have been graced with a driven, capable, and intelligent group of architects, engineers, designers, and administrative staff. We continue to be beyond appreciative of our clients, both old and new, and we are humbled by their faith in our firm. From our family to yours, […]


Mississippi State Students Awarded CDFL Nelson Douglass Memorial Scholarship and Charles Vernon Smith Loyalty Scholarship

CDFL had the pleasure of meeting with representatives from Mississippi State University and Bagley College of Engineering students who were recipients of the CDFL Nelson Douglass Memorial Scholarship and the Charles Vernon Smith Loyalty Scholarship. Congratulations to CDFL Nelson Douglass Memorial Scholarship recipients Rachel Witherspoon and Austin Slye as well as Charles Vernon Smith Loyalty […]


Meet the Team: Chris Myers

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 architect Chris Myers. How long have you worked for CDFL? I started at CDFL immediately after graduating in May of 2001. Other than […]


Young Architects Forum Mississippi

CDFL’s Newell Watkins is Mississippi’s acting statewide YAF liaison. Today he writes about what exactly YAF is, when it’s coming, and what to expect once it’s here. What is YAF Young Architects Forum (YAF) was organized to address issues of particular importance to recently licensed architects (within 10 years or fewer after licensure) and young […]


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! It’s pretty rare that architecture 1) makes headlines, and 2) is prominently featured on entertainment websites, but when Kanye West is involved even non-architects find architecture compelling and that’s just what happened this […]


Look Up Fondren!

When the utility company laid out its grid in Jackson many years ago, one of the substation locations chosen was right here in Fondren, or as it was known at the time, Asylum Heights. More than likely this choice had to do with the neighborhood’s central location at the major axes of Lakeland Drive, State […]


Meet the Team: Chris Laney

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 pleased to introduce designer Chris Laney. How long have you been at CDFL and how long have you been in the field? I have worked at […]


Sports Update


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! This Architizer piece is a beautiful look at the many ways in which homes are using rainwater harvesting technology to decrease their impact on the environment. Speaking of technology and the homeowner – […]


The 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi

This blog post was written by Mississippi Heritage Trust board member and CDFL architect Chris Myers. Architects and engineers are very proud of our buildings. It is our dream to design a structure that will withstand the test of time and become an icon in the community. Unfortunately, those types of commissions are few and […]


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! Auburn University’s Rural Studio is busy designing incredible (and incredibly) affordable housing for impoverished communities in their home state of Alabama. [fastcoexist] In case you were looking for a really cool way to […]


CARA Dog Park Update

Jackson officially welcomed the metro area’s very first dog park with an October 12th ribbon cutting. Bree’s Bark Park was designed by Principal Ann Somers and her husband Jim, a landscape architect, and is located adjacent to Jackson’s largest no-kill shelter. The facility has been a big hit in the community thus far, already attracting […]


Student Housing Experience