CCD is excited to have been selected by the City of Clinton to master plan Kids Towne Park and Traceway Parks. We will be working in association with WAS Design (landscape architect) and look forward to helping shape the future of these parks for Clinton’s residents. The Clinton Courier recently posted an article about this on their website here.
We are pleased to introduce, Andy Ladd, our new Intern Architect at CCD! Andy grew up in Columbus, MS and is looking to graduate from Mississippi State University this upcoming May with a Bachelor of Architecture and a minor in psychology. He is passionate about uncovering the connection between architectural design practices and the effects they have on the people who use these spaces, and how we can use this knowledge to create beautiful, enriching designs. While at MSU he participated in RUF and enjoyed spending time in multiple organizations around campus to help take up time not spent in the architecture building. He enjoys disc golfing with friends, hiking, watching football, and playing video games. After getting married this summer to his wife, Anna Grace, Andy is excited for the opportunity to be here in Jackson and spend time working at CCD as he finishes up school.
We are pleased to introduce, Nathaniel Roesener, our new Intern Architect at CCD! Nathaniel grew up in Decatur, Alabama and recently graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture from Mississippi State University. While at MSU he served in several campus leadership positions including Alumni Delegates. He was also an integral part of the Teacher and Research Assistantships with the School of Architecture with efforts focused on affordable housing, disaster relief in Central America, and serving as Director of the Design Discovery High School Camp. Nathaniel’s goal is to become a licensed architect and to continue CCD’s long-standing practice of design creativity and excellence. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Ellie, family and friends, watching college football, serving at his church, and anything to do with his dog, Gatsby. Nathaniel, “I am always interested in learning something new!” We are excited to have him part of the CCD family.
Introducing Madison Grayson, our new Interior Design intern at CCD! Madison grew up in Forest, MS and graduated from Forest High School. She recently graduated on the Dean’s List with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Interior Design and a minor in Floral Management from Mississippi State University. Madison has her goals set on quickly becoming a licensed Interior Designer and create spaces that are functional for users and bring comfort into their everyday life. She enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, serving in her church, and has a love for animals and all things gardening. Always eager to learn, Madison has already become a part of the family at CCD!
Bayou Academy’s renovation was recently awarded an Honor Citation by the Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The Honor Citation is “awarded to projects worthy of recognition because of design quality.” Jurors commented that “small gestures have made an enormous impact, transforming a tired industrial building into a composition of well-crafted materials that give elegance to the building entry.” CCD is happy to have been a part of this transformation and we look forward to working with Bayou Academy to realize future phases of the school’s master plan.
CANIZARO CAWTHON DAVIS is excited to announce the promotion of Kirk Oldenburg, AIA to the position of Associate. Kirk has been with CCD for a little over a year and quickly established himself as a leader and asset to the firm. Kirk has successfully managed a variety of religious, corporate and healthcare projects, and enjoys working closely with clients and coworkers. A Florida native, he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master’s of Architecture from Louisiana State University. He and his wife, Kellis, and son Ryder, live in Clinton, MS. He enjoys spending time with his family and in his free time, fishing, camping, traveling, and riding in a New Orleans Mardi Gras krewe.
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!
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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, (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.