Hannah Strider joins CCD Design Firm

Hannah brings a year of prior architectural design and production experience to the firm, and has worked in Hattiesburg, Jackson, and New York City. She is passionate about finding innovative solutions in architecture and continually growing her knowledge of the field. In school, she was actively involved with multiple student organizations while maintaining a competitive GPA and received accolades based on both academics and design work. She has a personal interest in botany and loves spending time outdoors. She has been a hobbyist for many years and enjoys discovering new and creative ventures to pursue in her free time. Committed to the world of architecture, Hannah is excited to continue learning and growing as a designer at CCD!

Hinds CC / Bridgwater & Taunton College Student Visit

“Jared Pierce and Kirk Oldenburg presented to visiting students from Bridgwater and Taunton College in England (yes, the United Kingdom England!). The presentation focused on the process of a typical CCD project, specifically focusing on the B.B. King Museum in Indianola, MS which the students would later visit as part of their U.S. itinerary. The B.B. King Museum, which won an AIA Mississippi Honor Award, was a great introduction to working with a unique program, renovation of an existing (and historic) structure, and a new construction addition. CCD was also honored to return to the museum site and design the memorial garden where B.B. King is laid to rest. Following the presentation, the students got to tour CCD’s office and learn more about how the firm operated. They especially liked learning the history of the CCD building renovation and the rooftop deck drew lots of photos! The visit closed after a short walk to Hal & Mal’s where the students enjoyed gumbo and fried catfish po-boys.”

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Kirk Oldenburg joins CCD Design Firm

We are pleased to announce that Kirk Oldenburg, AIA, NCARB, has recently joined Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects as a Project Architect. Kirk earned a Bachelors in Architectural Engineering with Honors at the University of Southern Mississippi and Masters of Architecture at Louisiana State University. Kirk brings 8 years of prior architectural design, production and construction experience to the firm and has worked on multiple projects in Mississippi and Louisiana. Select projects include Delgado/Ochsner Center for Nursing and Allied Health, Tulane Goldring/Woldenberg Business School, NW Jackson Middle School, Highland Corporate Headquarters, and Poland Avenue Cruise Terminal. Kirk lives in Clinton with his wife Kellis, and son Ryder, and attends First United Methodist Church of Clinton.

Children’s Dream Center in Uganda taking shape

CCD is pleased to be a part of the new Children’s Dream Center, a joint project between Show Merci International and Pinelake Church, located in a remote village outside of Kampala, Uganda.
The Dream Center will be the central hub for children’s community events, tutoring and learning, recreation, health & wellness programs, leadership and vocational training and other activities.
CCD designed the 465 square meter (5,000 SF), 2 story building in the traditional Uganda village style. Construction is currently underway and being built by local craftsmen.

Grand Opening for The First, ANBA in Madison

The First, ANBA’s newest bank and first in Madison County held their grand opening ceremony on February 25, 2020. There was a tremendous turnout including Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler of Madison the City who cut the ribbon. The bank’s CEO and President, Hoppy Cole remarked that “it’s a beautiful building, it’s what we needed and its now our flagship bank across all 5 states “. Canizaro Cawthon Davis is proud to have designed this project with The First team and wishes great success to The First, ANBA.

The First, ANBA

Architect and Chief Specifications Writer

John Dunaway, FCSI, CCS, CDT, AIA, project architect and chief specifications writer at CCD, was elevated to Fellowship in the Construction Specifications Institute on October 10, 2019 in a special award ceremony in National Harbor, Maryland. CSI is a national association dedicated to improving construction information. Fellowship is one of the top honors given by CSI nationally. Fellows of the Institute are chosen by a jury of their peers and are judged on their meaningful contributions to CSI and the construction industry. In part, the Fellowship citation reads “For being a tireless advocate, dynamic leader, and a relentless promoter of all things CSI and for galvanizing a relationship between architects, specifiers, and other industry professionals you are advanced to Fellowship in the Institute.” John has been an integral part of Canizaro Cawthon Davis’s team for over twenty three years. Congratulations to John on such a major accomplishment.

Canizaro Cawthon Davis adds new Principal, Jared Pierce

Canizaro Cawthon Davis is excited to announce the promotion of Jared Pierce, AIA to Principal. Jared is a proven leader and enjoys working closely with his clients to achieve success. He has been an integral part of CCD’s team for twenty years and became an Associate in 2012. Jared has designed and managed a wide variety of project types that include healthcare, churches, schools, banks, and retail developments. A Louisville native, he graduated cum laude from Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture in 1999. In 2012, he served as President of the American Institute of Architects, Mississippi Chapter, and is currently the Secretary of the Rotary Club of Madison-Ridgeland. He lives in Madison with his wife, Heather, and three sons. They are active at Broadmoor Baptist Church, and he enjoys coaching youth sports and playing golf in his free time. In the 80 year history of Canizaro Cawthon Davis, Jared is the sixth shareholder and joins principals Danny Cawthon, AIA and Steve Davis, AIA.

Jared Pierce awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship pin for Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club

Jared Pierce, (right) a member of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club, received his Paul Harris Fellowship pin during a recent meeting. The distinction is awarded after a $1,000 level of giving to the Rotary International Foundation is attained. Shown with Pierce is club President Sharon Moulder.


What is RESIMERCIAL design?  Only the most popular emerging trend in commercial interior design.  To describe it in the simple terms, it is a mesh of residential design with corporate design for a more comfortable, more homelike workplace.

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Jackson Academy Learning Commons

An out-dated school library required a transformation into an active student-centered learning that would ignite and inspire children while engaging both students and faculty through individual and group learning.

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Canizaro Cawthon Davis donates historic architectural archives to Mississippi State University

Canizaro Cawthon Davis has donated our founding firms’ architectural papers to Mississippi State University.

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Michael Rose Joins Design Firm

We are pleased to announce that Michael Rose has recently joined Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects as a Project Architect.

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John Murray received the Gulf States Region’s “Eugene Wetzel Award for Communications Excellence”

John Murray received the Gulf States Region’s “Eugene Wetzel Award for Communications Excellence” recently in Memphis at the GSR Conference Awards Ceremony.

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Pinelake Church’s new Clinton Campus opens

CCD was honored to be part of transforming an existing movie theater into Pinelake Church’s new Clinton Campus.

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Brian Funchess Joins Design Firm

Brian Funchess, recently joined Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects as an Intern Architect and visual software specialist.

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Eric Zmitrovich Joins Design Firm

Eric Zmitrovich recently joined Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects as an Intern Architect.

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Penni Cooper selected as the Young Alumna of the Year for Mississippi College Department of Art

CCD is pleased to announce that Penni Cooper, IIDA , Interior Designer, has been selected as the Young Alumna of the Year for Mississippi College Department of Art.

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Carthage approves sales tax hike to improve parks

In a vote on Thursday, September 15, citizens of Carthage approved the surcharge on prepared food and motel rooms to fund improvements to Lincoln and McMillan parks.

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John Murray Elected Vice President of The Gulf States Region Construction Specifications Institute

The Gulf States Region Construction Specifications Institute names Vice President.

John Murray, CSI, CDT assumed the Vice President’s duties and responsibilities for the Region on July 1st, 2016.

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The MAX in Meridian moves forward

The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center Experience (The MAX) has received the support of the citizens of Meridian.

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Methodist Rehabilitaiton Center – Outpatient Physical Therapy Facility

Methodist Rehabilitation Center is building an outpatient physical therapy facility on Jackson Street in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

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Juniker Jewelry Open in Madison Highlands

The new Juniker Jewelry store opened in Madison Highlands this week.

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Mid State Construction Receives Award at the Associated General Contractors 2015 Build MS Awards Banquet

Congratulations to Mid State Construction for the award received at the Associated General Contractors 2015 Build Mississippi Awards Banquet for the construction of Meadow Grove Baptist Church’s addition and renovation.

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Steve Davis guest speaker to Calloway High School

Steve Davis, AIA, met with the students of Calloway High School’s Academy of Architecture, Construction, and Interior Design.

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John Murray, CSI, CDT Receives 2015 Annual CSI Convention Awards

The 2015 Annual CSI convention was held September 30-October 3 in St. Louis, Mo. Out of a Nationwide organization composed of 132 chapters and over 8,000 members, John Murray, CSI, CDT of CCD Architects was presented with the Outstanding Member Contribution Award.

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John Dunaway AIA, CCS, CSI Receives 2015 Annual CSI Convention Awards

John Dunaway, CSI, CCS, AIA was recently nationally recognized at the CSI Convention in St. Louis, MO with an Institute Communication Award for his stirring and inspirational video which tells of Robert V. Bishops dedication and commitment to CSI, the Gulf States Regions reason for naming their highest award after him.

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John Dunaway AIA, CSI, CCS Receives Robert V. Bishop Award

This award will be given to a member having at least ten (10) years of continuous membership and who has portrayed exceptional and meritorious service and devotion to the Gulf States Region and to the principles of The Construction Specifications Institute.

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Entergy TOC Groundbreaking

Entergy is breaking ground on a new $23-million Transmission Operations Center in Jackson that will be one of two twin centers in the corporation’s four-state service area.

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Flora United Methodist Church Groundbreaking Ceremony

Flora United Methodist Church held a groundbreaking ceremony on October 26, 2014 to mark the beginning of their building project.

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US Army ERDC Information Technology Lab dedicates new building

The US Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Information Technology Laboratory dedicated their new building on October 23. 

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U.S. Map Mural Painting at Woodville Heights Elementary

Canizaro Cawthon Davis went to paint a U.S. Map Mural at Woodville Heights Elementary School in Jackson.

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Touch – A – Truck Sponsorship

Canizaro Cawthon Davis is very proud to be a Groundbreaking Society Sponsor of Touch – A – Truck.

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IIDA Award of Excellence

Located in Flowood, MS the Woman’s Hospital Lobby Renovation won the Award of Excellence in Healthcare Small Design.

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Governor’s Health Care Summit

At the Governor’s Health Care Summit, Steve Davis discusses placemaking and how it positively changes health care design.

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CCD Wins Interior Design Award

CCD is pleased to receive a 2013 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) “Interior Design of Excellence Award in Healthcare Design” recently for the Women’s Hospital Lobby Renovation, Flowood, Mississippi.

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Steve Davis part of Governor’s Healthcare Summit

Steve Davis AIA presented the importance of planning and place making at the Governor’s Healthcare Economic Development Summit recently in Jackson, MS and was honored to serve on a panel discussion regarding Health Care Industry Zone Master Plans.

CCD hires new talent

CCD is pleased to announce the recent hiring of two new employees.

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CCD Donates to MS Children’s Home Services

During a recent open house in honor of the firms 75th anniversary, CCD asked clients and friends to fill out a donation card as an opportunity for them to join us in recognizing worthy organizations that we support, such as the Mississippi Children’s Home Services.

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CCD Sponsors Youth Baseball Team

Canizaro Cawthon Davis is a proud team sponsor in the Madison Ridgeland Youth Club’s 7 year old baseball league. Go Athletics!

Celebrating 75 years of service to our clients!

CCD is proud to be celebrating our 75th year of service to our clients and community. 

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Jared Pierce in Mississippi Business Journal Focus on Architects and Engineers

Jared Pierce, AIA, Associate, was interviewed for this month’s issue of the Mississippi Business Journal.

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Mississippi Children’s Museum receives People’s Choice Award

We are proud to announce the Mississippi Children’s Museum has been voted the 2012 AIA Mississippi People’s Choice Award.

CCD Awarded for Excellence

CCD was recently honored with two awards given by the Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors.

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CCD Names New Associates

CANIZARO CAWTHON DAVIS is pleased to announce that Jared Pierce AIA and Lorrie Driver IIDA have been named Associates in the firm effective July 1, 2012.

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CCD Receives Four Interior Design Awards

Madison River Oaks Medical Center recently won an Award of Excellence in Healthcare Design from the Delta Regional Chapter of the International Interior Design Association.

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Madison River Oaks Medical Center Grand Opening

Health Management Associates and Canizaro Cawthon Davis celebrated the grand opening of Madison River Oaks Medical Center recently.

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CCD Donates Jackets

CCD employees bought jackets to donate to the Mississippi Children’s Home Society in Jackson.

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Mississippi Children’s Museum Opens

The Mississippi Children’s Museum opening was a huge success. 

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JA Performing Arts Center recieves Award for Excellence in Construction

The Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors awarded Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center with Excellence in Construction in the commercial category.

Entergy Service Center is first Green Globe certified project in MS

Entergy’s Service Center in Senatobia, MS has been awarded One Green Globe by the Green Building Initiative (GBI).

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Mississippi Children’s Home Society recently opened new facilities

The Mississippi Children’s Home Society recently opened its new facilities on the Jean Austin Bagley Campus.

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CCD Donates Blankets

During some of the coldest weeks of the winter, CCD employees brought warm blankets and comforters to cover the beds of the children in the care of the Mississippi Children’s Home Society in Jackson.

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CCD receives Gold Awards from ASID South Central Chapter

The Ramey Agency and the MRC Cornerstone Café both received a Gold Award from the American Society of Interior Designers, South Central Chapter.

Madison Co Medical Center Groundbreaking

Madison County Medical Center celebrated its groundbreaking for its new replacement hospital in Canton, Mississippi recently.

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CCD honored with two MS AIA Awards

CANIZARO CAWTHON DAVIS received two awards from the Mississippi Chapter of the AIA. 

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CCD receives interior design awards

Canizaro Cawthon Davis interiors recently received awards from the International Interior Design Association. 

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CCD Employees become LEED APs

Congratulation to Lauren Thompson, Sheryl Fox, and Steve Davis who recently became LEED accredited professionals. 

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John Dunaway receives Communication Excellence Award

John Dunaway, AIA CSI CCS, architect with Canizaro Cawthon Davis, has received the Communication Excellence Award from the Gulf States Region of the Construction Specifications Institute.

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Robert Canizaro, FAIA receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert Canizaro, FAIA received the first ever lifetime achievement award presented by the MS Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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Fondren Place voted Best Architecture

Fondren Place has been recognized as the Best Architecture 2009 by the Jackson Free Press Best of Jackson.

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CCD Celebrates 70 Years of Service

1938 – 2009
Danny Cawthon, AIA, Steve Davis, AIA, and a staff of 22 architects and interior designers are meeting the challenges of tomorrow’s architecture and building on a history of success.

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Jackson Academy Groundbreaking for Performing Arts

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on October 8 for Jackson Academy’s new Performing Arts Center.

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Mississippi Children’s Home Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held today for the Mississippi Children’s Home Services North Campus Expansion project located at their new property on West Street at Woodrow Wilson Drive.

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B.B. King Museum Grand Opening

The grand opening and ribbon cutting was held Saturday in Indianola at the B.B. King Museum and Delta interpretive Center designed by CCD.

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Metropolitan Bank Open House

Metropolitan Bank Group celebrated their open house at their new offices designed by CCD in the Township in Ridgeland.

Mississippi Children’s Museum Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on August 8, 2008 for the Mississippi Children’s Museum at the site in the Lefleur’s Bluff State Park in Jackson.

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