Anne Marie Duvall Decker, FAIA
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.
Roy T. Decker, FAIA
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.
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.
Brett G. Cupples, AIA
Associate | Senior Project Manager
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.
Matthew Persinger, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate | Project Manager
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.
Shannon Gathings, AIA, NOMA
Associate | Project Manager
Shannon is a leader in and out of the studio. She is a skilled project manager and designer, 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 rank Executive Committee positions, leading to service as the 2018 AIA Mississippi President. Shannon has served as the Regional Associate Director of AIA Gulf States, and is a member of the National Associate’s Committee. Shannon currently serves as the 2021 Associate Director for the AIA National Board of Directors, following her previous position as 2020 Strategic Council Associate Representative.
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.
As our marketing coordinator, Katherine executes marketing and administrative duties, while being adept at tracking and interpreting the results of our efforts. An experienced marketing graphic designer by trade, Katherine is passionate about using her expertise to celebrate community and drive intentional design forward. Her commitment to our business development efforts and understanding of our firm’s philosophy, coupled with her extensive design background, provides a rich perspective essential to the growth of the firm. Having experience in leadership roles within the non-profit sector, Katherine seeks to uplift our identity within the community and explore creative initiatives to shape our voice.
Olivia Baker, Assoc. AIA
Oliva, a graduate of Mississippi State University, approaches her work with a positive attitude and boundless energy. As a Jackson native, Olivia is committed to its potential for growth. Olivia provides a keen eye to architectural visualization, always ensuring accurate design intent. Her interests lie in human-centered designs, and this coupled with her mission of efficiency, has made her an essential member of the Duvall Decker team.
Daniel Barker, Assoc. AIA
Although Daniel is a recent graduate, he comes to us with a rare level of experience, having had the opportunity to intern at design firms since high school. Daniel is a thoughtful and engaged designer who believes the iterative process of design is always better with multiple perspectives. Daniel sees the importance of using our platforms as designers to create better opportunities for people in the community, making him a great addition to our team.
Madison Holbrook, Assoc. AIA
Madison credits growing up in Columbus, MS and traveling to places like New York and Italy for her lifelong passion for architecture. A recent graduate (cum laude) of Mississippi State University, her team took first place honors in the 2018 National Concrete Masonry Association’s Unit Design Competition and the 2019 MSU Brassfield Gorrie Student Design Competition. Madison believes good design is flexible and durable and that architecture has the power to change its context.
Facilities Maintenance Director, Dunn Management
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.
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 Bellingham, WA.