The Vicksburg Interpretive Center / Catfish Row Museum breaths new life into an existing downtown building on Washington Street. Canizaro Cawthon Davis has worked with the exhibit designer and building committee to allow early occupancy as they continue their fundraising. The building exterior is being renovated with a new canopy and storefront that interpret the historic storefront with a contemporary touch. Phase One of the construction includes a partial interior renovation for a research center. Phase Two will include a total exterior and interior renovation and will include offices, meeting space, and exhibits.
Area: 2500 SF
Recovery from destruction of Hurricane Katrina required the city of Pass Christian develop a new city municipal complex. More than just functional buildings, the city wanted to express the spirit and resilience of its citizens. The buildings were creatively master planned and designed to create a courtyard, around which the buildings were placed. The design recalls the traditional architecture of previous buildings. The City Hall fronts onto the beach, the City board room is at the center of the complex and the library anchors the other side. All the buildings are connected by a colonnade.
As a new private banking institution, Metropolitan BancGroup asked CCD to create an environment for its clients as unique as the bank itself. Realizing the significance of a “first impression”, much thought was given to the philosophy and business model in efforts to develop this truly one-of-a-kind banking experience. A lively color palette wrapped with rich walnut movable walls creates a modern and flexible space for banking and working.
As part of the courts complex of the Dan M. Russell, Jr. United States Courthouse, the historic Gulfport High School is a unique and appropriate setting for the US Attorney and the US Probation Offices. The historic exterior walls of the school building were fully restored while the interior was completely replaced with a flexible, technologically advanced, secure environment for the office spaces for the various agencies. This complex restoration and renovation resulted in saving a treasured school building beloved by the community and giving it life for many more generations.
Area: 58,000 SF
The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (MAEEX) celebrates Mississippi’s creative spirit. The contemporary building complements Meridian’s historic brick architecture and anchors a prominent downtown corner. The volume of the museum at the street responds to the smaller buildings adjacent, while above the museum steps back and is a beacon for the visitor. A central glass Hall of Fame is the focus of the building lobby. Adjacent are educational and meeting spaces for education and social events. On the 2nd floor, the exhibit hall featuring the creativity of Mississippi’s artists and performers wraps the Hall of Fame. A full wall of glass provides views to a performance courtyard. Canizaro Cawthon Davis designed the MAEEX in association with LPK Architects.