February 10, 2017
Anne Marie Duvall Decker, principal of Duvall Decker Architects, P.A., a Jackson, MS architectural firm, been elected to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows. Election to the College status is awarded by a jury of peers and recognizes achievements of national significance in advancing the architectural profession. Anne Marie Duvall Decker was granted Fellowship in the category of Design, which is granted to architects who have produced distinguished bodies of work through design.
The 2017 AIA Jury of Fellows elevated 178 members out of a total membership of more than 90,000. Fewer than 3% of members have been distinguished with elevation to fellowship nationally. Anne Marie’s elevation represents the third elevation of a female architect from Mississippi and the only member elevated from the state this year. The newly elected Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2017 National AIA Convention in Orlando on April 21.
Anne Marie founded Duvall Decker in 1998 with her partner, Roy Decker. Her architectural experience ranges from community planning, K-12 schools, state institutions, university buildings and affordable housing. She is recognized as a contributor to the advancement of the profession and is often invited to share her expertise as a lecturer, teacher, design jury chair and published author. She has been an adjunct instructor in the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University. She is a 1994 summa cum laude graduate of Mississippi State University where she earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree. In 2004 she was honored by the Mississippi State University School of Architecture with the Alumni Fellow Award for her achievements in practice. In 2015, she was selected to serve as Eminent Architect of Practice for Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture and Design. She is currently serving as a member of the AIA Trust Board of Trustees.