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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Athletic and Recreation Center: The ARC

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Athletic and Recreation Center: The ARC St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Athletic Recreation Center (ARC) is a new, state of the art activity center located on the school’s North Campus. Focused on students’ physical health and emotional wellness, the multi-purpose facility is utilized by St. Andrew’s middle school and upper school students. […]


Northgate Student Housing

Northgate Student Housing Located on the campus of The University of Mississippi, the Northgate housing facility provided exciting new housing opportunities for the school. The project did not come without a challenge, as CDFL was tasked with providing complete design services and creating a housing addition that would be fully functional following an 18-month schedule […]


Mantle

Mantle As the workplace evolves and technology allows us to conduct business from beyond the confines of our cubicles, non-traditional office spaces have become a more viable option for small businesses and entrepreneurs alike. Less expensive than a permanent office location but more dynamic than your home office, co-working spaces are popping up across the […]


Jackson State University College of Science, Engineering & Technology Phase II

Jackson State University College of Science, Engineering and Technology Phase II The existing College of Science, Engineering & Technology at Jackson State University was a standard-setting building for the growing campus. It was designed to act as a teaching tool for the science and engineering programs by manifesting applied engineering technologies in the built form. […]


Phelps Dunbar LLP

Phelps Dunbar LLP When the law firm of Phelps Dunbar LLP decided to relocate their Jackson office, they turned to CDFL to create a distinctive new design for their new home. The project’s architects sought to provide the law firm with a striking, professional work space that fostered a highly interactive working relationship between the […]


The Mississippi Museums

The Mississippi Museums Comprised of a state history museum and civil rights museum, the Two Mississippi Museums project is the most recent addition to Jackson’s Capitol Complex. The Museum of Mississippi History, which replaces and expands a museum damaged in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina,  explores a sweep of the state’s history from its earliest times […]


Mississippi State University Renovation of Wise Center Laboratories, College of Veterinary Medicine

Mississippi State University Renovation of Wise Center Laboratories, College of Veterinary Medicine CDFL was hired to renovate COBRE lab space to create an area that would promote team building and collaboration for the program’s junior investigators and their lab groups. The existing lab space on the 2nd floor had not been renovated since its construction […]


Highland Village

Highland Village CDFL is proud to have been involved in the revitalization of one of the stalwarts of Jackson commerce, Highland Village. The multi-faceted effort has included mechanical, electrical, architectural, landscape, and interior design services. In order to improve the flow of traffic for shoppers, the central stair was removed and vision into the shopping […]


Capitol Complex

Capitol Complex The “Capitol Complex” project is a massive undertaking by the State of Mississippi. A joint venture of CDFL, Eley Associates, and Dale Partners Architects, (CED), the team provided programming, architectural design, site design, and project management. The three firms have been working together on the complex since 1992. The project includes design and construction […]


The University of Mississippi Vaught-Hemingway West Sky Box Renovation

The University of Mississippi Vaught-Hemingway West Sky Box Renovation The press box and west skyboxes at the University of Mississippi’s Vaught-Hemingway Stadium had not been updated or renovated since their 1988 completion. While the stadium itself has been continually developed, the original luxury suites remained untouched – down to the original carpeting. In an effort […]


Thoughts on Open Office Noise

This article was written by architect Colby Dearman. As designers of many different types of workplace environments, we juggle a lot of an organization’s priorities. Perhaps the factor given the most weight in this constant analysis is work place noise. This article from the Harvard Business Review focuses on how to prevent noise from ruining […]


The Quarter

The Quarter The Quarter Shopping Center provides Jackson, Mississippi with one of the area’s only mixed-use complexes. As one of Jackson’s original town center mixed-use developments, the Quarter sits on eight+ acres of prime real estate, located within one of Jackson’s upscale commercial and residential areas. The site boasts easy vehicular access along Highway 25 […]


Branding Through Design

This blog post was written by interior designer Katie Jo Chane, IIDA. Tailoring interiors for individual clients is an integral part of the design process. Whether a client has an established brand, or is looking to enhance their image through a new space, we can assist in bringing these ideas and ideals to life in […]


Highland Village Project Update

CDFL is proud to have been involved in the revitalization of one of the stalwarts of Jackson commerce, Highland Village. Our efforts there are a true testament to the power of plus as we provided mechanical, electrical, architectural, landscape, and interior design services. From designer Greg Narlock, here’s a quick look at what we’ve done […]


The University of Mississippi Insight Park Scale Up Laboratory

The University of Mississippi Insight Park Scale Up Laboratory Located at the University of Mississippi’s 19-acre Insight Park, the Scale Up Lab is an important component of the research and business facility. Insight Park provides an opportunity for thought leaders in a multitude of fields to participate in a dynamic research collaborative and take advantage […]


The University of Mississippi Faser Hall

The University of Mississippi Faser Hall Faser Hall, the center of pharmacy education and pharmaceutical research at the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus, was in need of major renovations to meet the environmental and safety needs of contemporary research capabilities. The 75,000 square foot facility’s building systems were in need of replacement and CDFL’s integrated […]


University of Mississippi Insight Park, Innovation Hub

University of Mississippi Insight Park, Innovation Hub Based on the master plan created by Sasaki, Inc. of Boston, Insight Park’s Innovation Hub was designed by CDFL in a joint venture with Howorth and Associates Architects. The 60,000-square foot building houses incubator facilities that provide research laboratories and offices for private startup companies, scientific researchers, and […]


University Heart Cardiovascular Center

University Heart Cardiovascular Center The state’s only academic health science institution, The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is a regional leader in education and research. To expand their vision, and further develop their cardiovascular program, UMMC sought to consolidate and expand their cardio labs, recovery suites, and administrative areas. After working with a team […]


University of Mississippi Medical Center, Interprofessional Simulation Center

University of Mississippi Medical Center Interprofessional Simulation Center Two of five floors in the new School of Medicine building at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) will become the hub for simulation-based learning. This new, 63,500-square foot center will serve the medical center’s healthcare providers and students as well as outside groups, such as […]


The Ridges

The Ridges The Ridges, an 865-bed project at the University of Mississippi, demanded teamwork of the highest order to meet the compressed schedule and tight budget. The design and construction team was able to solve complex problems that included construction techniques adapted specifically for this project and an unyielding demand for institutional buildings that had […]


Purdue University Bittinger Stadium

Purdue University Bittinger Stadium A new replacement softball stadium for Purdue University, the third CDFL athletic project at Purdue’s Northwest Athletic Complex, was completed in February 2015. The stadium features 974 grandstand seats as well as 34 club-level seats in the press box suites. Included in the project are a spacious team clubhouse; an indoor […]


University of Mississippi Medical Center, Short Stay Facility

University of Mississippi Medical Center Short Stay Facility The primary focus of the UMMC Short Stay Facility is to provide space, within the surgical unit, for recoveries lasting up to 23 hours. The intent of the spatial development was to provide a state of the art, short-term recovery area that also features warm and inviting […]


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! […]


Naval Construction Battalion Center

NCBC Katrina Recap Package 4A, 22nd Command & Control Center Naval Construction Battalion Center The renovation and new construction work at the Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) in Gulfport, Mississippi, was part of repairs resulting from Hurricane Katrina. The CDFL team conducted field investigations and facility condition assessments and provided scope of work statements and […]


Keesler Air Force Base

Keesler Air Force Base CDFL’s work at Keelser AFB spans 12 years and encompasses over 500,000 sf. Projects include Katrina Package 11, two technical training facilities, and a vehicle operations facility. CDFL provided a full range of design and engineering services for all projects. The Katrina Package 11 project included the construction of three facilities: […]


Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg The WT Barracks Complex provides a new home for the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bragg. This complex serves as living quarters and workspace for wounded soldiers returning from war that are in need of rehabilitation. The complex contains Barracks, Company Headquarters, Brigade Headquarters, Dining Facility, Soldier Support Facility, and a Parking Structure. […]


Purdue University Folk Field

Purdue University Folk Field The Boilermaker’s soccer complex is hailed as one of the great new soccer stadiums in all of college athletics. Unveiled for the 2012 summer season, the Purdue facility includes a spacious locker room complete with a lounge and plenty of room to congregate before and after practice and games. An on-site […]


Redstone Arsenal

Redstone Arsenal Located in Huntsville, Alabama, the Rotary Wing Hangar is a design-build project for a 126,278 sf hangar and administrative facility. The hangar is designed to the specific requirements of the Redstone Test Center (RTC) – previously the ATTC of Ft. Rucker – and includes administrative offices, aviation operations, testing areas, and parts storage […]


Affinity Health Group

Affinity Health Group When Affinity Heath Group in Monroe, Louisiana began looking to expand their ambulatory clinical services, they purchased 7.89 acres immediately adjacent to their existing surgical center to create their medical campus. CDFL created a long range master plan that would meet the evolving needs of Affinity Health Group. To accomplish this, CDFL met […]


Purdue University Alexander Field

Purdue University Alexander Field Alexander Field, a new Big Ten Conference intercollegiate stadium, became the home of Boilermaker baseball beginning with the 2013 season. A part of Phase I of the Northwest Athletic Complex at Purdue University, the venue features approximately 1,600 permanent seats including 512 with chair backs. Seating on the popular grass berm […]


The University of Mississippi Olivia and Archie Manning Athletics Performance Center

The University of Mississippi Olivia and Archie Manning Athletics Performance Center The Indoor Practice Facility, recently renamed the Olivia and Archie Manning Athletics Performance Center of the Manning Center, is located beside the South End Zone of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The Rebels moved into the spectacular $18 million multi-purpose structure in Fall 2004 and an extensive […]


Thalia Mara Hall

Thalia Mara Hall Renovations In 1994, Jackson’s municipal auditorium was renamed Thalia Mara Hall; a fitting tribute to the beloved civic leader who forever altered the cultural landscape of our city. Thanks to Thalia’s tireless efforts, the auditorium became included in the International Ballet Competition’s four-city rotation in addition to hosting 70+ shows per season. […]


Hinds Community College Simulation Center

Hinds Community College Simulation Center Ready to expand their simulation based education training and armed with a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and CareerTraining (TAACCCT), Hinds Community College (HCC) sought to develop the Dr. George Ball Simulation Center for their Nursing and Allied Health Programs. Designed by CDFL […]


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 […]


CDFL Brings Home Three Regional IDEA Awards

It was a big weekend for interior designer Katie Jo Collins as she accepted awards for three CDFL projects at the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) regional Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) gala. The Delta Region of the IIDA’s website states the awards’ purpose “is to celebrate outstanding examples of designed interior spaces. It is […]


Trustmark National Bank Medical Mall Branch

Trustmark National Bank Medical Mall Branch Formerly First National Bank, the Trustmark Medical Mall branch is located at the intersection of Woodrow Wilson Drive and Bailey Avenue. It was originally constructed in 1969 alongside Jackson’s first indoor mall, The Jackson Mall. Both experienced great prosperity until the early 1980’s when new malls in the area […]


Interior Design Trends

This blog post was written by Katie Jo Collins, one of our talented interior designers. Gone are the days of closed-in, dark perimeter offices and cavernously high workstation panels. One of the most refreshing changes in workplace design in the last ten years is the concept of perimeter open office layout; a tried and true […]


Fort Benning

Fort Benning CDFL’s Ft. Benning portfolio includes four outstanding projects: ATB/IET Complex, Warrior in Transition Barracks, Central Issue Facility, and Maneuver Center Headquarters. The firm provided full professional design services for the first three and HVAC and electrical engineering services on the Maneuver Center Headquarters. The ATB/IET Complex, consisting of 280,000 SF in 13 buildings, […]


Fort Knox

Fort Knox CDFL’s work at Ft. Knox consists of over 700,000 square feet of multiple building types including Company Operations Facilities, Barracks, Headquarters facilities, and a Dining facility. For every project, CDFL provided a full range of design and engineering services. All buildings were designed for energy efficiency and are LEED® Silver certifiable. The Warrior […]


St. Catherine’s Village

St. Catherine’s Village The original multi-phased CDFL project, produced from 1989 to 2000, is the most comprehensive Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in the State of Mississippi. Included in the fully master-planned 160 acre site are over 250,000 SF of studio and one or two bedroom suites within the independent living complex; an assisted living […]


Fort Jackson

Fort Jackson Ft. Jackson serves as one of the Army’s main training centers for Basic Training and in 2007 began renovating and constructing new living quarters for Soldiers. CDFL’s work at Ft. Jackson includes the design of two Training Barracks Complexes and renovation of a third totaling over 671,919 total square feet. For each project, […]


Public Employees’ Retirement System Building

Public Employees’ Retirement System Building When the State of Mississippi decided to renovate the existing home to the Public Employees’ Retirement System, it selected to CDFL for the design. The project included the complete renovation of the existing 1956 building, located in the Capitol Complex directly south of the State Capitol Building in downtown Jackson, […]


Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension

Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension The Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension (CAVS-E) is a high-tech research and education facility providing an educational bridge between the Mississippi State University Bagley College of Engineering and the automotive industry. The 25,000 SF facility serves as an Extension Center for the Engineering Engagement and Outreach Service (EEOS) […]


The University of Mississippi Thad Cochran National Center for Natural Products Research

The University of Mississippi Thad Cochran National Center for Natural Products Research A center for primary research in the utilization of natural products, the Cochran Center has brought together an alliance of academia, government and the private sector to integrate research, development and commercialization of useful natural products. The center is designed to address completely […]


The University of Mississippi Galtney Center for Academic Computing

Galtney Center for Academic Computing The Galtney Center for Academic Computing is the end result of a complete interior and exterior renovation of the two-level structure formally known as Weir Hall. The first floor houses the core components for the Galtney Center for Academic Computing, consisting of IBM and MAC seminar rooms, administrative offices, student […]


Alcorn State Math and Science Building

Alcorn State Math and Science Building This classroom and laboratory facility is the home of the University’s chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and computer science departments. Prominently sited on the campus’ northwest corner, the University transformed the education of science and math with the completion of the new facility. The L-shaped building converges around a three-story […]


The University of Mississippi Insight Park, Medicinal Plant Garden

The University of Mississippi Insight Park, Medicinal Plant Garden The Medicinal Plant Garden was created in 1965 for the cultivation and study of medicinally important plants. It is now used for research in drug discovery for the faculty and students of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi. A seed bank was established […]


Baylor University Baylor Ballpark

Baylor University Baylor Ballpark Designed as the linchpin of the Turner Riverfront Athletic Complex, Baylor Ballpark evokes an old-time ballpark feel while blending with the existing campus structures, particularly the array of distinctive masonry-clad bell towers that punctuate the Baylor skyline. When CDFL architect, David Lemons, AIA, conceived the highly-anticipated facility, he aimed to provide […]


Trustmark National Bank Highland Colony Parkway Branch

Trustmark National Bank Highland Colony Parkway Branch Trustmark’s Highland Colony Parkway branch location marks the beginning of a new direction in the relationship between the bank and its patrons. In addition to serving as the Madison County operations headquarters for the company, the branch bank takes a more informal approach to personal banking with the […]


University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Medicine

University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine As the sole school of medicine in the state of Mississippi, UMMC has committed to expanding its undergraduate class size from 135 to 185 students a year with the goal of placing 1,000 new doctors in the State by 2025. The school has never had a centralized […]


Auburn University, Samford Stadium – Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park

Auburn University, Samford Stadium – Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park Previously hailed by Baseball America as the best collegiate baseball facility in the country, Samford Stadium – Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park was designed to incorporate modern amenities yet respect the character of its campus context and the traditions of the sport. A vocabulary of […]


Fort Campbell

Fort Campbell Work at Fort Campbell consists of nine different projects – encompassing over 1.6 million square feet, 47 buildings and over 10 years of on-base presence. CDFL was tasked with designing an array of different facilities, including Barracks, Child Development Centers, Company Operations Facilities, Religious Facilities, Headquarters Facilities, Training Facilities, and Dining Facilities. For […]


Dr. A.H. McCoy Federal Building Renovation

Dr. A.H. McCoy Federal Building Renovation The modernization of the 442,689-square-foot, 15-story McCoy Federal Building was designed and constructed under the U.S. General Services Administration’s Design Excellence Program. The renovation included improved circulation patterns, updated accessibility and sustainability features; complete new building systems; and site re-development. In addition, a new curvilinear entrance pavilion, clad in […]


The University of Mississippi Residential Colleges

The University of Mississippi Residential Colleges The Residential Colleges at the University of Mississippi provide a unique academic experience for undergraduates as a place to live and learn. For CDFL, the challenge was to create a holistic environment that enhanced the academic experience while fostering community among faculty and residents. The design incorporated classrooms, study […]


Puckett Machinery Headquarters

Puckett Machinery Headquarters Puckett Machinery, the sole sales and maintenance provider for Caterpillar in central and southern Mississippi, values customer service. So when Puckett decided to relocate their facility, they reached out to CDFL to design and create a facility with the customer foremost in mind. To do this, CDFL designed a headquarters with large-scale […]


The Verner S. Holmes Learning Resource Center

The Verner S. Holmes Learning Resource Center Renovating the Verner S. Holmes Learning Resource Center (LRC) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center provided unique challenges. First and foremost, a redesign would affect 17 departments and over 13,000 people while CDFL redesigned the facility to maximize space for students and create a more efficient workplace […]


Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence

Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence The Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) at the University of Mississippi is an exercise in contrasts: a factory floor in an academic setting, a future-focused technology center on an historic university campus. CDFL designed the CME to be a cutting-edge experiential teaching environment in which students can […]