John D. Williams Library, University of Mississippi

John D. Williams Library, University of Mississippi

A new addition to the west of the original library recalls the traditional Neo-Classical architecture of the Ole Miss campus and contains a new entry, stacks, and reading rooms. The original library was renovated to allow it to function well into the future, including code improvements and repairs to the exterior walls and roof. The project was phased to allow continuous operation during construction.

CCD, in association with Eley Associates Architects, was responsible for the design, construction documents, interior design, and construction administration.



Pearl Street Office Building

The corner of Pearl and State Streets is one of the gateways into Jackson’s central business district. This project is designed to provide new class A office space and parking and add a welcoming presence to Jackson’s skyline. The building is designed with 8,900 SF of retail at the street level, wrapping 4 levels of parking. The office floors provide an efficient floor plate for tenants, with a total of 162,500 SF for office use.

Congressional Place

Canizaro Cawthon Davis worked with Duckworth Realty to redevelop a site adjacent to Jackson’s City Hall and Hind County’s Courthouse. These buildings form the edges of an urban square. Congressional Place provides class A office space and parking while reinforcing the existing urban environment. An efficient plan allows 5 levels of parking with 97,000 SF of class A office space above. The corners of the building which face the square are offset, which increases the number of prime offices. Retail space occupies the ground floor and gives life to the street. The architecture is influenced by the historic courthouse opposite the square, combining Art Moderne and contemporary motifs.


One Madison Plaza

This office building meets the strict architectural guidelines of Madison, MS, while maximizing rentable space with an efficient floor plan. Large windows enhance office layouts and provide views to the landscape.


Young Wells Williams P.A.

Relocating to a mixed use development gave Young Wells the opportunity to make a fresh impression and embrace change.  Their new offices incorporate the flavor of the traditional in a contemporary way.  Cherry paneling and millwork, and granite flooring mesh easily with wood slat acoustical ceilings, textured glass,  and sleek, energy efficient light fixtures.  Side lites at the offices, and obscure glass at the conference spaces provide borrowed light for the interior areas and allow occupants to experience outdoor views.  The furniture offers comfortable technology support and a relaxed feel.  In the open administrative work area both the systems furniture workstations and the ceiling utilize components of various heights to add interest and volume.


College Hill Missionary Baptist Church Additions

College Hill MB Church is a historic presence in west Jackson and is an anchor for the community. The church committed to remaining on their existing site, even though space was lacking. CCD worked with the church to add a new sanctuary and classroom addition, which meant removing the existing sanctuary. The architectural design fits within the traditional scale of the neighboring houses, with a bell tower accenting the street corner. The church’s existing stained glass windows are incorporated into the design. A welcome center at the front entrance opens up to the community with large windows.

Welcome Commons for New Vision Fellowship

CCD worked with New Vision Fellowship to create a welcoming space for church members, their families, and visitors to meet and share their faith in an informal setting. In the light-filled Welcome Commons, church members can engage with each other before and after a church service.  The Welcome Commons also provides an alternative to the existing Fellowship Hall for church functions.

The Oaks House Museum

The Oaks House Museum (Boyd House) is one of the oldest residences in Jackson and was home to Mayor James Boyd, his wife Eliza Ellis Boyd, and their family. The museum preserves and interprets the circa 1853 Oaks House, its collection, and grounds, to depict the life of a middle-class family on a mid-19th-century urban farmstead. Working with The Colonial Dames of America and the Oaks House Museum Corporation,  Canizaro Cawthon Davis designed a new media presentation room within a 20th century addition, inserted a handicapped accessible toilet and a small office, and designed a concealed fire sprinkler system to protect the building. The work was hidden in secondary spaces to minimally impact the historic structure.

Student Center – Pinelake Reservoir Campus

42,135 SF

1 Story

The Student Center at Pinelake’s Reservoir Campus is multi-purpose building designed to meet a variety of large assembly needs for one of the fastest growing congregations in the southeast.  The primary spaces within the building are The Venue and The Forum and both include state of the art sound, lighting, and video systems.  The Venue is an 800 seat theater and The Forum seats up to 450 at round tables, includes a 175 foot wide stage, and can be subdivided into 3 smaller meeting rooms.  A large Commons with a north facing glass wall opens onto a wide porch that connects the existing main building and gymnasium.  The exterior design includes stone, metal panels, stucco, glass, large plazas and an outdoor baptistry.


Vicksburg Interpretive Center / Catfish Row Museum

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.