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Yearly Archives: 2014

Best of the Blog 2014

As we say adieu to 2014, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite posts from the year – a sort of a What We’re Reading comprised entirely of our own posts. Thanks for keeping up with us, and stay tuned. We’ve got a lot more where that came from. 10. Senior Living Design 9. Thalia […]


Merry Christmas!

This year we decided to do a full renovation of a holiday classic, the 12 Days of Christmas, for our annual card. We hope you enjoy our take on it, and have a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season.


What We’re Eating

One of our favorite posts of this year was our highly scientific super accurate good effort pie chart of the CDFL team’s favorite lunch spots in the area – an offshoot of our Meet the Team feature. That first pie chart only provided information about the first half of the staff’s mealtime preferences, so today […]


CDFL Holiday Extravaganza 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and that’s especially true here at 3100 State Street. We’re having a holly jolly holiday filming our video Christmas card (stay tuned!) and continuing to work hard for our clients as we head into the new year. We’ve also taken some time to create a design professional […]


What We’re Missing

In lieu of our weekly web favorites, this Friday we’d like to take a minute to celebrate our graphic designer, Crystal Coleman. Crystal is the creative genius behind all of the graphics we use here at CDFL. From the images on our blog to RFQ and RFP response design and everything in between, Crystal’s fingerprints, […]


What We’re Reading on the Web: Holiday Edition

It’s the holiday season and usually, that means an even longer to-do list than usual. Lucky for you, CDFL is here to help. This week’s links are a few design professional gift guides, including the one we assembled from last year, designed (ha!) to help you out this busy time of year. Check back here […]


What We’re Thankful For

In addition to the silly (and serious) answers seen above, this Thanksgiving we are feeling extra grateful. We are privileged to work with a driven, capable, and intelligent group of architects, engineers, designers, and administrative staff members. We also continue to be beyond appreciative of our clients, both old and new, and we are humbled […]


CDFL at the Egg Bowl

Click on our University of Mississippi projects below. Or click the image above to download an interactive pdf. 1 Medicinal Gardens 2 Insight Park, Innovation Hub 3 Olivia and Archie Manning Athletics Performance Center 4 Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field 5 Oxford-University Stadium 6 Thad Cochran National Center for Natural Products Research 7 Faser Hall […]


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! Not to be outdone by the Eiffel Tower, Tower Bridge in London recently got a facelift that includes a new see-through walkway. The glass floor is made of clear panels weighing in at […]


Big Changes to the Intern Development Program

This post was written by principal Jody Coleman, AIA. Jody is currently the IDP State Coordinator, served as a member of the Mississippi State Board of Architecture, is a 10-year veteran of the Architect Registration Exam, and is the current Item Writing Chair of the NCARB Architect Registration Exam 5.0. Jody also served as a […]


Oh What Fun: Christmas at the Children’s Museum

A little friendly competition never hurt anybody, and that’s why we were honored (and excited!) to participate in the Mississippi Children’s Museum’s Holiday Tree Design Showcase. Our tree’s design inspiration came from two must-read children’s books: Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer. We used CDFL pencils, rulers, graph paper garland, and lots of red […]


Dog Park Follow Up

Our very own Ann Somers can’t seem to stay out of the news lately! We mean that, of course, in the best way possible. Recently profiled by the Mississippi Business Journal for her work in the community, Ann also recently appeared on Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Mississippi Roads speaking about CARA’s Dog Park. You can find […]


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! They’re not from this week, and they’re both from the same website but we can’t help it — Architizer has posted some great stuff lately! First, a look at the 10 Latest Trends […]


Ann Somers Featured in Mississippi Business Journal

This article was featured in the October 30, 2014 issue of the Mississippi Business Journal. Congratulations to principal Ann Somers for this great look at the work she does in our community! MAKING JACKSON A BETTER PLACE — Ann Somers enjoys her career because of variety of projects and the people she meets by Lynn […]


What We’re Trick or Treating

We were too busy enjoying the beautiful weather and each other’s mad pumpkin carving skills to be bothered with surfing the web for this week’s link roundup. Instead, skip your weekly reads, enjoy these shots from last night’s Halloween celebration, and get out there and enjoy the holiday weekend. Be safe, y’all!


Design Inspiration: Kwayera Franklin

This post is part of a series exploring the places, people, and things our team draws inspiration from. Today’s design inspiration post comes from intern architect Kwayera Franklin. For me, design is adaptive and interpretive. Architectural design is an art that sparks innovation in the mind of designer and user. Of all the great edifices […]


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! Not that the average traveler needs to be convinced of Madrid’s cool factor, but this hotel made an already appealing destination even more awesome. 19 of the world’s most talented architects and designers […]


Affinity Specialty Clinics Groundbreaking

Last week we tweeted a sneak peek at the groundbreaking for Affinity Health Group’s new Specialty Clinics located in Monroe, Louisiana. Adjacent to Monroe Surgical Hospital, the 3-story, 93,233 square foot facility will be divided into 15 separate clinics. Each clinic will be equipped with 1-2 physicians with an approximate total of 100 physicians working […]


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! Held in Denmark, the upcoming Media Architecture Biennale 2014 will act as a coming out party for an exhibition of the now ten-year-old MIT Senseable Cities Lab’s works. In response to that exhibit, […]


Women in Architecture: Part I

We asked two of our architects, Ann Somers, AIA and Katie Lightsey, AIA, to share their thoughts in response to a Wall Street Journal article entitled “In Architecture, a Glass Ceiling.” The article is a look at how, despite the dramatically growing number of women in the field, firm leadership is still dominated by men. […]


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! The second in a two-part series about the design and construction of 1 World Trade Center, this FastCoDesign post is an incredible look at the woman behind the building. The project’s technical director, […]


Meet the Photographer: Jeffrey Jacobs

With the CDFL team nearly met (stay tuned for next week’s exciting conclusion!) we thought it might be fun to introduce you to the people who help make our work look good. Jeffrey Jacobs is one of our post-construction photographers that we use to ensure our work is documented in a way that is both […]


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! Big news this week for intern architects! Via Architizer: “The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has finally voted to approve big changes to streamline and overhaul the Intern Development Program (IDP), […]


Ask Pl’us’: Shedding Light on Bulb Selection

Ask Pl’us’ is a blog feature in which we’ll utilize CDFL’s Power of Plus to share some of our experts’ opinions on landscaping, how to get the most of your space, lighting, and more. If you have questions you’d like answered by our architects, engineers, interior designers, or landscape architect, please email [email protected] Question: My […]


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! “Architecture is much more than art. And it is by far more than just building buildings.” Meet award-winning architect Diébédo Francis Kéré in this video interview in which he speaks about his unique […]


Leadership the Dale Carnegie Way

“This is a hurried age we’re living in. If you’ve got anything to say, say it quickly, get to the point and stop, and give the other man a chance to talk.” – Dale Carnegie Dale Carnegie, a strong believer in the power of professional development, founded the Dale Carnegie Institute in 1912 and in […]


Mississippi Museums Project Update

This update on the Two Mississippi Museums Project was written by architect Mike Reese. Exciting progress continues to be made at the Mississippi Civil Rights and Mississippi History Museums site. Concrete reigns supreme as the king of material being used at both museum projects. Many of the site’s pours begin as early as 1:00 AM […]


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! Surprise, surprise – it’s still roughly 1000 degrees outside. If you’re in need of a virtual escape full of changing leaves and rolling hills, look no further than Architectural Digest’s collection of country […]


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! Y’all. It is hot outside. And while the rest of the world may be gearing up for Fall and dreaming of pumpkin spice lattes (too soon, Starbucks) we’re still inside the air conditioning […]


CDFL Solutions: Light in the Workplace

This blog post was written by architect Colby Dearman. New York Magazine recently reported on an interesting study performed by the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine on the abundance of natural light in the workplace and its effect on sleep habits. Architects and designers have long been aware that providing natural light for office spaces […]


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! As many of us are trapped in cubicles all day long, natural light feels like a real luxury. Unfortunately, not all of our houses have great natural light and many don’t get any […]


Chris Laney and Terry Estus on CSI

And no, we aren’t talking about the popular TV cop drama. CSI, Construction Specifications Institute, is a national association of construction professionals that includes specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, manufacturers, product representatives, and owners amongst others. Basically, membership is comprised of the vast group of people involved in creating the built environment. There are […]


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! Stuck inside because of the heat? We’re got you covered with some excellent reads this week, including this bucket list of the 10 US Buildings Every Architecture Lover Should See in Person. If […]


Meet the Team: Tracy Hall

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 Office Coordinator Tracy Hall. What do you do at CDFL? My official title at CDFL is Office Coordinator. I am the senior administrative […]


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! We’ll kick things off this week from design/milk’s corner of the internet where they shared a look inside lighting designer Jake Dyson’s studio, along with an interview on his innovative company. This post […]


Office Update

There’s been quite a lot of activity around CDFL lately – so much in fact, that some of these updates are long overdue. What can we say? It’s been a whirlwind summer! From professional accolades to CDFL on the high seas, there’s never a dull moment around these parts. First off, congratulations are in order! […]


CDFL + Federal


What We’re Reading on the Web

Now that the World Cup is wrapped up, Brazil can focus on the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to be in hosted in Rio de Janeiro. Check out the look of the games here. It’s the home stretch of summer and it is hot outside. Really, really hot. So while you’re locked up in your air-conditioned […]


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! From Architizer: These ten structures have done an impeccable job balancing functionality with the fan experience, an oft-overlooked feature of stadiums. The internet can be a wonderful, weird, wacky, and sometimes rude place. […]


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! Coffee. News. Email. Check blog roll. Sound familiar? We’ve all got our morning routine, and for some of us here at CDFL that includes a lot of web reading – some of it […]


Office Update

CDFL is proud to announce our involvement in two new projects right here in our own backyard. Under new ownership, Jackson shopping stalwart Highland Village is undergoing a major renovation and we are excited to be part of the next chapter in the retail center’s history. Working with structural engineer Laird + Smithers, Inc. we […]


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! Due to our longstanding relationship with St. Catherine’s Village, we have become well-versed in age-sensitive language when it comes to describing elder care facilities. And, in all honestly, even with our history we […]


ASHRAE 90.1 -2010, Electricity, and You

As Mississippi adopts its first energy code, many are wondering about the effects the code will have on future construction projects. Electrical engineer Shane Armour, P.E. answers those queries and more in today’s blog post on ASHRAE 90.1 The main question on everyone’s mind as Mississippi adopts ASHRAE 90.1 is what the new code will […]


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! The amount of office layout articles we share is borderline insane, but in our defense – there are some really cool things happening in workplace design. With studies indicating that natural light and […]


Design Inspiration

This post is part of a series exploring the places, people, and things our team draws inspiration from. Today’s design inspiration post comes from graphic designer Crystal Coleman. In his book, Hey Whipple Squeeze This, author Luke Sullivan said this about the creative process: “Creativity is like washing a pig. It’s messy. It has no […]


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! Winner of the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program, this interview features principal David Benjamin of The Living giving details on his firm’s victorious entry. The contest gives emerging […]


Project Update: Two Museums Project

As we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer, we are pleased to share an update on progress at the Two Mississippi Museums site. This blog entry was written by architect Mike Reese, one of the CDFL team members working on the project. Work is progressing nicely on the Mississippi Museum of Natural History 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! This article from Forbes is an interesting take on how Google’s Swiss and Irish office locations used anthropological studies across multiple cultures to create their new office spaces. While we’re busy ogling the […]


Ask Pl’us’

Ask Pl’us’ is a new blog feature where we’ll utilize CDFL’s Power of Plus to share some of our experts’ opinions on landscaping, how to get the most of your space, lighting, and more. If you have questions you’d like answered by our architects, engineers, interior designers, or landscape architect, please email [email protected] Question: Help! […]


Meet the Team: Newell Watkins

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 Newell Watkins. What unique attributes do you bring to the CDFL team? Although I’ve worked on a number of building types the […]


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! The World Cup finally kicked off yesterday and Architectural Digest has rounded up a slideshow of the beautiful stadiums soon to be unveiled to the world. Architizer launches a matching platform to pair […]


What We’re Reading: Special Edition

This week’s What We’re Reading is a different web roundup than we normally feature. Today we’re gathering news stories from the beginning of our journey at Thalia Mara Hall through this week’s ribbon cutting. We’re incredibly proud of this project and can’t wait to see Thalia officially open her doors to welcome the International Ballet […]


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! With Memorial Day weekend in our rearview mirror, we can officially say hello to summer. And, in case you need motivation beyond it being the vacation season, here’s a piece about how vacations […]


College World Series

We hold a special place in our heart for the sports teams that we design facilities for. It’s always a thrill to see them succeed and this college softball and baseball postseason is no exception! Several CDFL teams are in action during the men’s baseball College World Series and women’s softball College World Series. Not […]


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 weekend marks the official kickoff to summer and vacation season so if you’re in need of ideas, check out these design-inspiring travel destinations. Graphic designer Kate McLean is a student of smell […]


Meet the Team: Matthew Buchanan

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 Matthew Buchanan. What would surprise us most about your job? Probably one of the more surprising and fun aspects of my job […]


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! Let’s kick things off with some illustrations of star architects (starchitects) wearing their most famous designs as hats because Friday. These photos of the world’s most famous landmarks from different perspectives is beautiful […]


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! While this new skywalk overlooking the Canadian Rockies is this editor’s worst nightmare, even I have to admit it’s pretty incredible. Check out this video of Canada’s newest attraction. Architectural Digest created a […]


Sawesome Furniture

This post was written by mechanical engineer David Luter. In his spare time, David designs and builds custom furniture for Sawesome Furniture LLC. To learn more visit the Sawesome Furniture website. Furniture design, much like building design, is all about aesthetics and functionality. Outside of my everyday life as a mechanical engineer, I design 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! One of the most fun parts of traveling is enjoying the chic temporary digs you get to call home enjoy vacation, with design inspiration coming in a close second. These beautiful hotel lobbies, […]


Live Camera of Ole Miss Garage Construction

Live from the east side of the University of Mississippi’s Vaught-Hemingway stadium: a view of the new parking garage (the University’s first on-campus garage!) that will be attached to the basketball arena. It’s always exciting to see progress on our projects, and we are so thrilled to have a live look-in for this one. Stay […]


Meet the Team: Ken Kugle

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 plumbing designer Ken Kugle. What do you do at CDFL? I am a plumbing designer in the Mechanical Engineering Department. My duties include […]


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! Between Instagram, Facebook, old fashioned family photo shoots, and work-related head shots, these days we are more photographed than ever before. As our time in front of the lens increases, so too does […]


Office Update

From groundbreakings to ribbon cuttings, it’s always exciting to see our buildings reach milestones in the building process. Recently, we enjoyed significant events for several projects. Indoor Practice Facility, recently renamed the Olivia and Archie Manning Athletics Performance Center of the Manning Center, celebrated its ribbon cutting last week. Located beside the South End Zone […]


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! The geniuses behind Evernote and Moleskine have partnered to create a notebook that allows you to selectively share your handwritten notes with your business associates across a digital platform. The fusion of technology […]


Design Inspiration

This post is part of a series exploring the places, people, and things our team draws inspiration from. Today’s design inspiration post comes from architect Chris Myers. Asking an architect to write about his or her design inspiration is asking for trouble. This post could go on forever as there is no shortage of inspiration […]


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 no surprise to anyone that Google has unique office spaces – their creatively designed spaces have always been much more than your average cubicle. Even for Google, however, these spaces are nutty. […]


Meet the Team: Katie Jo Chane

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 interior designer Katie Jo Chane. What do you do at CDFL? I am one of CDFL’s interior designers and I work on a […]


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! Let’s start this week’s links off with some major eye candy. Enjoy these unbelievable (truly – this is not an April’s Fools joke!) pictures of some of the world’s most exotic locations. If […]


Senior Living Design

Alzheimer’s Disease and accommodating those facing the illness is a huge challenge. With an increase of those stricken rising to an expected 13.8 million by 2050, designing facilities that can house these individuals has become a priority in the architecture field. Accounting for 50-80% of dementia cases, Alzheimer’s is the most common form of the […]


Meet the Team: Katie Browning

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 Katie Lightsey. How long have you worked for CDFL? I began working for CDFL after graduating from Mississippi State and have worked […]


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! We’ll start this week’s link love with some amazing birds-eye view photographs of a few of the world’s most beautiful places. If you’re prone to vertigo, you may want to sit this one […]


Why STEM Education Matters to Mississippi

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, and advancements made in the manner those subjects are taught, has become an increasingly hot topic recently. These subjects and their vocational practice are integral parts of preparing future generations for the workforce. The following post is CDFL mechanical engineer Parker Reece on why this conversation is especially […]


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! Happy Spring, y’all! After a couple of special editions of our weekly “What We’re Reading” feature, we are back with some excellent reads from around the web. Speaking of spring, our first link […]


Honoring Bob Karlak

Longtime CDFL structural engineer Robert William “Bob” Karlak passed away last Thursday at the age of 77. Mr. Karlak was one of CDFL’s first employees, and began his nearly 30-year career with the company following service in the United States Army. His presence was an important one in our company’s infancy, and his continued presence […]


Design Inspiration

This post is part of a series exploring the places, people, and things our team draws inspiration from. Today’s design inspiration post comes from architect Rachael Taylor. Humanitarian architecture inspires me with its often unguarded solution to basic needs. Projects such as the Plastic Bottle Home for the Aged and Haiti Partners’ Children’s Academy remind […]


What We’re Reading on the Web

It’s time for another special edition of What We’re Reading – and for good reason! We’re celebrating (and you’re reading) our 100th blog post since the launch of our new website. In recognition of of this milestone we thought it prudent to take a walk down memory lane, so this week’s links are some of […]


Congratulations!

We are proud to announce that architects Matthew Buchanan, Chris Myers, and Jessica Warren have been named associates. “As longtime members of the CDFL family Matthew, Chris, and Jessica have given countless hours of time and energy for the success of our company,” said President Rob Farr. “To see them take this important step in […]


Midtown House Blend

This post was written by architect Chris Myers, who led our team in the Midtown House Blend project. Midtown is an area of Jackson that lies just north of downtown with borders defined by Fortification Street, Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Mill Street, and West Street. It was incorporated in the early 1900s and remained a prominent […]


What We’re Eating

Today we’re taking a break from our normal Friday feature, What We’re Reading, to bring you the first (and probably only) edition of What We’re Eating! If you’re a faithful CDFL blog reader, you’ll know that one of our favorite Meet the Team queries to answer is the question about our favorite neighborhood lunch spots. […]


Meet the Team: Jackie Smithers

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 Jackie Smithers. What would surprise us most about your job? The most surprising thing about my job is probably the variety of […]


Interior Design: Military Projects

The blog post was written by CDFL interior designer Lori Willis. The innovation process needed to design spaces in the defense industry is more similar to the process used to create private sector spaces than you might expect. Success comes from matching unmet customer needs with technologically and commercially feasible solutions. Government and Department of […]


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 post from FastCo.Design is a peek at the first public art installation to use Google glass! The 12-foot-long American flag contains pictures of prominent figures in American history viewed through eyeglasses of […]


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! The end of the Olympics is sad for a bevy of reasons, including the fact that this is the last Olympics-themed article we’ll get to share. Luckily, we’re going out with a good […]


Office Update

While the practice of building buildings keeps us plenty busy, lately we’ve had even more than the average amount of excitement around here. We’ve expanded our leadership team, been out in the community, and have even managed to snag another award. Here’s a taste of what we’ve been up to: For over 25 years, CDFL […]


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! Happy Olympics, everyone! Last week we gave you a couple of fun links to get you all warmed up for Sochi and this week we’re back with another great take on olympic architecture. […]


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 piece from Business Insider on the great debate of using two spaces or one space after ending a typed sentence is a wonderfully snarky and informative read on the subject. The editor […]


Design Inspiration

This post is part of a series exploring the places, people, and things our team draws inspiration from. Today’s design inspiration post comes from architect Newell Watkins. I could not create a list of design inspiration without mentioning Dieter Rams. Although he is an industrial designer his Ten Principles for Good Design are just as […]


What We’re Reading This Week

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! From nanotechnology to self-healing concrete, this post from Architizer features seven new materials that could drastically change the future of building structures. From CoExist, this article on turning Colleges Into Incubators For Changemaking […]


New Principals Named

It’s an exciting week at CDFL as Senior Associates David Burnet, Ron Fender, and Parker Reece have been named Principals of the firm. David Burnet strengthens the CDFL team with his extensive design experience and his willingness to accept new challenges. David received his Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University, and is licensed to […]


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! China’s AOL-equivalent is building a truly unbelievable headquarters in the sky. The Internet giant wanting the amenities of an American Google or Amazon but with space constraints in one of China’s largest cities, […]


Meet the Team: Dennis Schwarzauer

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 intern architect Dennis Schwarzauer. What unique attributes do you bring to the CDFL team? I wouldn’t say anything I do is unique as […]


Ribbon Cutting for Hinds Community College’s Ball Clinic

The Hinds Community College Jackson Campus’ Nursing and Allied Health Center, dubbed the Ball Clinic, held their ribbon cutting and open house on January 9, 2014. CDFL was the architect on the original clinic, the Clinic for Drs. Pittman and Ball, and over the years have completed two additions and renovations to the facility. This […]


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 hilarious (and totally accurate) link has been making the rounds around our office. As one of our architects put it: “I’m forwarding this to my wife…it’s important for her to know it’s […]


CDFL gets to work on Thalia Mara Hall

This Monday, January 13, the first chairs were removed from Jackson’s Thalia Mara Hall as work finally began on a much-needed facelift for the city’s beloved municipal auditorium. CDFL is proud to be partnering with Friends of Thalia Mara Hall, the City of Jackson, and the State of Mississippi in giving the home of the […]


Meet the Team: David Luter

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 David Luter. How long have you worked at CDFL? I graduated from Mississippi State University on December 15, 2012 and started at […]


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! Spurred on by the impending demolition of Houston’s Astrodome, we’ve linked to several pieces on saving midcentury modern design in other WWRW features and this ArchDaily read on the Ongoing Battle to Save […]