By Martin Pederson METROPOLIS Feb. 19, 2019 JACKSON, Miss. — Twenty years ago the husband-and-wife team of Roy Decker and Anne Marie Duvall founded the architecture firm Duvall Decker. It was a bigger leap of faith than even they realized. They wanted to make contemporary work, contribute to their community, and run a profitable business. Lofty aspirations all—for almost any architects, in any market—but the Deckers’ goals came with a higher degree of difficulty. They were setting up shop in Jackson, Mississippi, a shrinking city in the Deep South, with about 183,000 residents (roughly 17,000 fewer live there today), conservative aesthetics, low… Read more »
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Jackson, MS – January 25, 2017 – Duvall Decker Architects, P.A., a Jackson MS architectural firm, has received a notable honor from the Architectural League of New York. http://archleague.org/2017/01/emerging-voices-2017/ The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices Award spotlights North American individuals and firms with distinct design “voices” that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. The jury reviews significant bodies of realized work and considers accomplishments within the design and academic communities. The work of each Emerging Voice represents the best of its kind, and addresses larger issues within architecture, landscape, and the built… Read more »
Jackson, MS – February 10, 2017 – Anne Marie 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…. Read more »
February 20, 2018 GSA.gov GREENVILLE, Miss. — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has selected the team of Duvall Decker Architects with Eskew+Dumez+Ripple to lead the design for a new U.S. Courthouse in Greenville, Miss. This facility will provide 62,000 square feet to support the operations of the U.S. Courts, Fifth Circuit in the Northern District of Mississippi. The project represents a $40.1 million federal investment in the heart of Greenville’s historic central business district. Read More
Jackson, MS – September 28, 2017 – Duvall Decker Architects, P.A., a Jackson, MS architectural firm, recently unveiled plans for a new 120,000 square foot municipal complex for the City of Springdale, Arkansas. Currently in the planning phases, the new downtown Springdale municipal campus will include a state of the art police facility, a state district court, and the renovated city administration building. The new campus will consolidate various municipal departments and provide better public safety and service for its citizens. As part of an earlier commissioned master plan, the revived downtown will connect to the Razorback Greenway, a bike… Read more »
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) presents a short docu- mentary film on the positive changes in Midtown, a neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi. Duvall Decker, a Jackson architecture firm, worked alongside residents and community leaders to transform a struggling area into an example of healthy community revital- ization. This film launched the 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge and introduces this year’s theme, Blueprint for Better. The film was featured over two years at the AIA National annual convention.
By Michael Kimmelman New York Times Feb. 20, 2017 JACKSON, Miss. — When officials in Mississippi’s rural Holmes County, about an hour’s drive north of here, hired an architecture firm to fix the county’s ailing schools, they got back plans for a new $40 million high school to serve 1,200 students. Holmes County is among the poorest counties in the nation, plagued by age-old systematic racism, with a population (18,340) that has been declining for more than a half-century. Holmes didn’t have $40 million to pay for a high school. Community leaders reached out to Derrick Johnson, state president of… Read more »