Cody Farris, AIA

Cody Farris, AIA

Associate / Studio Design Director

Cody is one of the firm’s most versatile designers and project managers, adept at design, research, systems coordination, construction documentation, and construction administration. Cody brings incredible energy to researching and offering solutions that carry design excellence forward. His commitment to design quality has created many of the firm’s successful projects.

Education:
Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana State University

Registrations:
Architect in Mississippi

Memberships:
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and American Institute of Architects (AIA) National and Local Chapter

Email:
cnf@duvalldecker.com

Anne Marie Duvall and Roy Decker formed Duvall Decker to foster Public Good in and beyond the lot lines of each project. As an amateur pianist and composer, Anne Marie sees architecture as instrument; allowing the transcendent to resonate among the conditions of our physical environment. As an amateur painter and teacher, Roy sees architecture as didactic; making hopeful critical propositions about the growth of our culture.  Together, these perspectives have formed an engaging and critical conversation about why we practice architecture that is alive in the studio and work every day.

Anne Marie is most comfortable putting buildings and documents together with everyone in the studio, finding ways to be efficient and make time for design quality and joy in the work.  She also is a recognized leader to the advancement of the profession; teaching, lecturing, writing, serving on design juries, and serving the American Institute of Architects in various capacities at the state and national level.

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Roy and Anne Marie Duvall Decker formed Duvall Decker to foster Public Good in and beyond the lot lines of each project. As an amateur pianist and composer, Anne Marie sees architecture as instrument; allowing the transcendent to resonate among the conditions of our physical environment. As an amateur painter and teacher, Roy sees architecture as didactic; making hopeful critical propositions about the growth of our culture.  Together, these perspectives have formed an engaging and critical conversation about why we practice architecture that is alive in the studio and work every day.

Throughout his career, Roy has been a teacher, community leader, and practitioner. He regularly gives presentations and lectures on the firm’s design and planning work and is regarded as a multi-disciplinary contributor to advancing issues such as public housing, community planning, and design.

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Brett is an extremely skilled project manager. From new complex municipal campuses to historic tax credit renovations, he has been project architect and project manager for many of the firm’s successful and award winning projects. Brett is always ready for new challenges and can quickly adapt to assure that design intentions are advanced throughout the process.

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Cody is one of the firm’s most versatile designers and project managers, adept at design, research, systems coordination, construction documentation, and construction administration. Cody brings incredible energy to researching and offering solutions that carry design excellence forward. His commitment to design quality has created many of the firm’s successful projects.

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Alissa is a talented interior designer and has worked on a large variety of projects, ranging from healthcare facilities, hospitality, residential, and commercial. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern Mississippi in Interior Design with a minor in Business Management. Alissa’s effective space planning, materials and finishes selections, and colors and textures choices are assets for every building.

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Matt is a skilled project architect and project manager.  He has worked on a variety of building types and at a variety of project scales; from residential, institutional, to supertall structures. His range of experience was gained through his exposure to both high-quality traditional and strict modern design approaches. Together, these experiences provide Matt the skill and maturity to take project designs from conceptual to concrete, all while advancing design quality.

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Zachary is a talented and capable young designer who believes that design quality matters to our health and well being.  His early passion for the outdoors and the natural environment has imbued in his approach to design. He believes the most successful architectural designs are those that are rooted in their regional, cultural, and ecological conditions and stories. As a student, he was distinguished for his design excellence and research pursuits, and he brings this rigor to every project in the studio.

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Laken is our positive energetic spirit in the office. She helps develop, implement and maintain administrative systems, procedures, and policies for the firm’s expanded practice interests and takes care of the broad daily needs of employees and visitors alike.

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Matthew is expertly curious and has a keen ability to listen and integrate new information into design. For Matt, making buildings is a patient search, seeking design excellence in every space and detail. His ability to research, experiment, and define the most economical and durable solutions contributes great quality to every project.

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Krystal is our business and marketing leader. Having gained experience in many aspects of the building, materials, and construction industries, Krystal provides support to the Duvall Decker family of companies, ensuring overall project coordination and business activities are well executed with a standard of care and attention to detail. Her organizational skills and critical thinking are essential to the firm’s success. Krystal identifies creative solutions to complicated problems, and if she does not already know the information needed for these solutions, she will soon find it.

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William believes in the role of buildings and communities to teach us to be the best we can be. His broad experience as a practicing architect, community planner, and educator gives him the ability to see each project as a full world of interrelated issues. His intuition to design for the greater good of a client, community, and the environment at the same time brings a comprehensive viewpoint to each project.

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Kevin is a community planner, a building scientist, and an architectural designer. His academic research includes analysis in building construction methods and materials, as well as critical urban research across North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia.  He has worked in many facets of architecture and construction as a construction fabricator, a designer, a planner, and as an educator. His wide range of interests and experience make him adept at approaching complex problems to find measured and appropriate solutions.

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Shannon is a leader in and out of the studio.  She is a skilled architect and has led some of the firm’s most successful projects. She is a teacher in the studio, helping her peers as they grow and develop. She has an unwavering passion for architecture and its role in making communities healthier. Shannon is a leader in the American Institute of Architects.  At the state level, her roles have included Communications Director, Associate Director, member of the Board of Directors, and positions of the Executive Committee.  She currently serves as the AIA Mississippi President, the Regional Associate Director of Gulf States, and is a member of the National Associate’s Committee.

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Kyle believes architecture should be an honest and beautiful practice that enhances life. He has a broad range of experience and has been responsible for project conception, design, construction management, and construction. His approach to practice brings civility and quality to all of the projects in the firm.

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Tim’s mission is building care. He sees his work in facility-care from a designer’s viewpoint; to make a world where the environment is healthy, clean, and energy efficient. He oversees all building facility maintenance for multiple clients, implementing and maintaining the vision, direction, and quality standards of the firm through Dunn Management.

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Corrie keeps everything on track. She is a skilled bookkeeper and human resources manager and enjoys tending to the details of the business while supporting the firm’s overall principle of excellence. A Mississippi native, she now works remotely from Louisville, Kentucky.

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