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Yearly Archives: 2019

What you should know when studying for the ARE

You graduate from college with an architecture degree, secure a job (hopefully), and then the real work starts to become a Licensed Architect. Internship hours and the dreaded Architecture License Exam (ARE) still loom over recent grads before they can add the elusive AIA after their name. Recent ARE test-takers, Samantha King and Ethan Warren, […]


Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the CDFL family! Today, and every day, we are thankful for our clients, both old and new, and our amazing team of architects, engineers, designers, and administrative staff members.  Happy Thanksgiving!


What We’re Doing

In this new What We’re Doing series, we’ll check in with our team since we last met them in the Meet the Team series and take a look at what they are working on, eating, reading, watching, listening, and even thinking about.  We hope you enjoy a little look into our CDFL world! This week […]


Project Updates

We are well into construction on several projects and wanted to check-in with our project managers to see what’s happening on-site and what we can expect to see next. Children’s of Mississippi Expansion and Renovation The expansion to the UMMC Children’s Hospital is now 57% complete. The structure has been topped out, and the roof […]


Meet the Team: Kelli Weiland

It’s time again to introduce a new CDFL employee, 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 architectural team Kelli Weiland.   What do you do a CDFL?I am an Intern Architect, actively working towards achieving […]


Meet the Team: Intern Addition

We have another summer intern that we’d like to introduce! Shawn Hatcher is working with our Mechanical Engineering team this summer. This is actually his second internship with CDFL and we are excited to have him back for the summer. Shawn is from Olive Branch, Mississippi and attends Mississippi State University where he will be […]


Office Update

This summer has been a busy one for the CDFL team! We’ve celebrated new babies, weddings, professional accomplishments, and many project milestones. Here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve been up to the last few months. As y’all know, we love to welcome new babies into the CDFL family and this summer we’ve welcomed four! […]


Meet the Team: Intern Addition

This summer we’re proud to have Shelby Soyars working with our Interior Design team! Shelby is from Yazoo City, MS and a recent graduate of Mississippi State University. Here’s a little bit more about Shelby and what she’s been up to at CDFL. What are you doing at CDFL this summer? I am the Interior Design […]


Project Updates

There’s a lot going on in our office and on our project sites so we thought we’d do a quick project roundup and check out what’s been happening. We are in month six of construction at The University of South Alabama’ s Hancock Whitney Stadium. The framing for the Operations/Administration building is being installed along […]


Project Update: Capitol Complex Improvement District

The Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID) was created during the 2017 session of the Mississippi Legislature in order to establish regular funding and administration of infrastructure projects with a defined area of the capital city of Jackson. Starting in September of 2018 and throughout the CCID master plan process, CDFL acted as a consultant to […]


Project Update: Skilled Nursing Facility

Work at St. Catherine’s Village Skilled Nursing Facility is rapidly progressing and it’s getting closer to completion. The stonework on the lobby’s grand fireplace is complete, rooms are taking on their final form with lighting cove and trim work installed, and exterior finishes are nearing completion. Over the next few months, we will see the […]


Office Update

We’ve had a lot to celebrate over the last few months and we wanted to take a minute and fill you in on all the office’s happenings. -Babies! We’ve recently welcomed two new babies into the CDFL family. Mechanical Engineer Ben Fulton and wife Malory welcomed their daughter Amelia in February and Architect Chris Myers […]


Project Update: Aviation Museum

In the northwest corner of the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum sit three crop duster airplanes and an exhibit that surrounds them. This area is officially the National Agriculture Aviation Museum, though previously, there was no designation to make visitors aware of the exhibit. CDFL developed a plan for the renovation of the space that […]


Project Highlight: Oxford-University Stadium

As the 2019 baseball season nears, we thought it would be fun to look back at our work at Oxford-University Stadium. Our relationship with Ole Miss Baseball spans over 30 years and we are proud to have been a part of the changes and growth at Oxford-University Stadium. We were on hand in the ’80s […]


Project Update: Entergy Echelon Renovation

We are in the middle of renovating Entergy’s Nuclear headquarters as they expand nuclear operations in Mississippi. This expansion will create more than 250 new jobs in Jackson and 70 at Grand Gulf. “As we build the utility of the future, we’re also building the workforce of the future,” said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy  Mississippi president and […]