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Yearly Archives: 2018

Project Update: Arts Center of Mississippi

This project update was provided by Project Manager Chris Myers. The project was announced via press conference at the Arts Center on Thursday, November 29. presented CDFL’s design along with statements from Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba,  Mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr., and members of  former First Lady Pat Fordice’s family. The Arts Center of Mississippi building was […]


Happy Thanksgiving

On this Thanksgiving, we want to share our genuine appreciation for our clients and our dedicated team of architects, engineers, designers, and administrative staff members. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you! From our family to yours, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.


Project Update: Raytheon

Raytheon’s Consolidated Manufacturing Center broke ground recently on its new radar defense production facility. The new 50,000 square foot facility will bring more job opportunities to Mississippians and we are very proud to be a part of the team! We were on hand for the groundbreaking along with many local and state representatives. “Raytheon’s processes […]


Office Update

After 26 years at CDFL, Principal Jody Coleman is retiring.  We are excited for Jody as he enters the next chapter of his life; which will involve a lot of time with his grandbabies and his wife Debbie.  Jody has been an integral part of our firm since 1992, and we will miss him deeply. […]


Meet the Team: Mandy Carroll

Each week we’ll be introducing one of our new CDFL employees, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce the newest member of our administration team Mandy Carroll.  What do you do at CDFL?  I provide administrative support to ensure efficient […]


Meet the Team: Paul Eason

Each week we’ll be introducing one of our new CDFL employees, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce electrical designer Paul Eason.  What do you do at CDFL? I’m the new electrical designer. I work with Ron and Jesse to […]


Office Update

We’ve had a lot going on at the office and it’s time for an update! First up, two of our team members were recently welcomed by the Mississippi State Board of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Jackie Smithers was welcomed as a licensed architect and Clark Wells as a landscape architect. We are very proud of […]


Project Update: Trustmark Fondren

Trustmark Fondren reached a milestone last week in the 19,000 SF project with a topping out ceremony. The project is the future home for Trustmark Fondren’s retail branch and private banking along with CDFL. Trustmark Bank will occupy the first floor while CDFL occupies the second floor. A beam, signed by members of the Trustmark […]


Project Update: Word of Life Church Expansion and Renovation

Word of Life Church recently celebrated the grand opening of its new facility. The campus is undergoing a massive two-part addition and renovation. The new facility includes a new sanctuary that seats 1875, ministry concourse, cafe, pastor and support offices, creative and media team work space, as well as additional support spaces. Renovations to the […]


Project Update: Trustmark Fondren

The Trustmark Fondren team is hard at work on site and in the office. This week the team met for a Building Envelope Review Meeting (BERM) with the contractor and subcontractors involved in the building envelope. Studies indicate that 85% of building issues are related to the exterior envelope and related to moisture and air […]


Project Update: St. Catherine’s Village

Our work at  St. Catherine’s Village continues with an expansion and renovation of the current Skilled Care Nursing Facility and a new Central Mechanical Plant. Both projects are currently underway so we thought we’d check in and see what’s happening on site! Skilled Nursing Facility – The Skilled Nursing Care project is an expansion and renovation […]


Project Update: Oxford University United Methodist Church

Work at Oxford University United Methodist Church is rapidly progressing and it’s getting closer to move in time! As expansion and renovation reaches its final stages, here are a few photos highlighting the new spaces in Oxford, Mississippi.   South side entry tower is getting ready for its debut! The gathering space floor is almost […]


Project Update: Trustmark Fondren

We are in month three of construction on the new Trustmark Bank branch in Fondren, and CDFL’s future new home, and things are moving along. Here’s a peek into what’s happening on site. The first slab has been poured. This slab is for the stair tower on the north side. Columns being set in place. […]


Office Update: Intern Edition

We love having interns at CDFL and this summer we are happy to have two new additions to our team! Originally from Clarksdale, MS, Kelli Weiland will be starting her 5th and final year at Mississippi State University this fall. She is a member of Alpha Rho Chi architecture fraternity and Co-editor in chief of […]


Office Update

Tracy Hall Celebrates 25 Years with CDFL Our office coordinator, who keeps CDFL running on a daily basis, recently celebrated 25 years with CDFL! There are not enough words to thank Tracy for her many years of service to CDFL, but we wanted to try anyway. Tracy’s dedication to CDFL and everyone who works here […]


Project Update: Mississippi State University Chilled Water Loop

In mid-2016, Mississippi State University hired CDFL engineers to proactively analyze their campus chilled water system, identify problem areas, and propose potential solutions for both immediate and long-term functionality. CDFL utilized its Campus Utility Modeling System to digitally analyze the existing equipment and piping infrastructure capacities. The system analysis revealed that expansion or up-sizing of […]


Project Update: Thalia Mara Hall

We are excited that the USA International Ballet Competition (IBC) has made its way back to Jackson for the two-week dance competition bringing dancers from all over the world to our city.  The IBC takes place at Thalia Mara Hall,  the city’s municipal auditorium. CDFL, along with Friends of Thalia Mara Hall, Downtown Jackson Partners, and […]


Project Update: Raytheon

We are excited to announce our involvement in the latest development at Raytheon’s Consolidated Manufacturing Center located east of Forest, Mississippi. With a footprint of approximately 50,000 square feet, the building will contain administrative space as well as a fifty-foot tall high bay production and test facility. The high bay facility will host manufacturing, integration, […]


CDFL Takes 2nd Place in City of Jackson Signage Competition

At a City Hall press conference on Tuesday, the Office of Planning and Design announced the winners of a competition to provide signage for use throughout the City of Jackson. On hand to congratulate the winners were Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, Planning Director Dr. Mukesh Kumar, and representatives from the three donor partners: Downtown Jackson Partners, […]


Meet the Team: Hannah Wilson

Each week we’ll be introducing one of our new CDFL employees, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce interior designer Hannah Wilson. What do you do at CDFL? I am CDFL’s newest interior designer! How long have you worked in […]


Project Update: Word of Life Church

We’re just a few months out from the grand opening of the Word of Life Church expansion and renovation! Here’s a peek into what’s going on in Flowood: – Seating will be installed in the coming weeks – Sanctuary lights and speakers are being installed – Casework is being installed in the cafe and church […]


Project Update: Oxford-University Stadium

Here’s a sneak peek at the new addition and renovations to Oxford-University Stadium, home of the Ole Miss baseball team. We’re thrilled to share some highlights of these new player-focused spaces!   The player enters through a massive corridor with natural light that extends to the Dugout Club located to the left. The new player […]


Project Update: Oxford-University United Methodist Church

As the OUUMC expansion and renovation reaches its final stages, here are a few photos highlighting the church’s new spaces.   The first and second floor connector corridors feature views of the courtyard playground.   Circulation between all of the buildings crosses this giant atrium with abundant natural light.   Located directly off the central […]


Hope Lodge Topping Out Ceremony

There are several major milestone events surrounding the excitement of new construction; people love to a attend a ribbon-cutting or a groundbreaking. The least high profile of this, speaking only in terms of notoriety, is the topping-out ceremony. The topping-out ceremony occurs when the final steel beam is hoisted into place, high above where the […]


Celebrating Ann Somers

It’s a bittersweet day here at CDFL, as we bid adieu to Principal Ann Somers as she transitions into a new chapter of her life. Ann has been a fixture at CDFL for nearly three decades, beginning her career here in 1989. Her professional history is remarkable, having worked on a multitude of projects in […]


The Power of Plus

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Campus Utility Modeling System

CDFL’s engineering team has long helped many of our clients navigate the challenges that come with maintaining healthy utility systems. With large campus environments constantly growing and evolving, impacts to campus utility systems become inevitable. To combat the issues that arise as buildings are added, renovated, and expanded, CDFL engineers have developed a digital model […]


Engineer Ben Fulton, PE, Becomes Principal

CDFL is thrilled to announce that mechanical engineer Ben Fulton, PE, has been promoted to Principal. Ben brings 15 years of experience to CDFL’s growing engineering group. As the head of the mechanical engineering division, Ben is responsible for the oversight of all fire protection, plumbing, and HVAC design. A graduate of Mississippi State University, […]


St. Andrew’s ARC Hosts 11th Annual Rumble in the South

Earlier this week, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s new Athletics Recreation Center (“the ARC”) hosted the 11th Annual Rumble in the South, a showcase featuring some of Mississippi’s top basketball talent. The 65,000 sf facility was packed for the Canton – Olive Branch game when we stopped by to see it in action. Take a look! […]