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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: 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 […]

Project Updates

Trustmark Meridian This week we are wrapping up phase one of construction on Trustmark Meridian. The owner moved over Labor Day weekend and financial transactions will now operate out of the new banking lobby. We are wrapping up the exterior of the building, and moving on to phase two of the interior! Photo courtesy of […]

Two Mississippi Museums Project Update

This project update was written by architect and CDFL associate Chris Myers. Chris is the Project Manager for the Tenant Improvement Project portion of the Two Mississippi Museums Project. The Two Mississippi Museums Project is comprised of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. The weather has not been kind to […]

ASHRAE 90.1-2010

Recently, our mechanical and electrical engineering departments were asked to present on Mississippi’s adoption of ASHRAE 90.1-2010, the first energy code our state has adopted, and its impact on our industry. Their presentation to our architectural group addressed new building envelope requirements and the effect these measures will have on energy savings. The ensuing discussion […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Design Professional Gift Guide

While we certainly hope that you’ve completed your holiday shopping this close to Christmas, we understand that sometimes life happens and suddenly you can find yourself in a gift-giving pinch. If this sounds familiar, DO NOT PANIC! We’ve rounded up some of our design professionals’ wish list* items in case you’re stumped, stuck, and in […]

Fondren Unwrapped Wrap-Up: Look Up, Fondren

Today’s post comes from CDFL’s own Chris Myers, one of the architects (I know, I know) of Look Up, Fondren. This is his wrap-up of the event. As hundreds of people milled around Fondren Unwrapped enjoying their cozy winter drinks and complementary snacks, the Entergy substation stood by and silently rotated through a 20-minute routine […]

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 […]

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 […]