CCD worked with the Wise Carter law firm and Speed Commercial Real Estate to create an office for Wise Carter’s future. Long-time tenants in the historic Heritage Building, Wise Carter’s needs were analyzed and plans were created for improvements. At the 6th floor, the reception area was enlarged and a convenient conference room was created adjacent. The 2 story central atrium was recognized as a strong asset and was opened to the reception and staff work areas. Clean details and high ceilings improve the quality of the atrium. New interior finishes, lighting and furniture complement the space. A new conference center on the 1st floor provides meeting space for staff and clients.
Jackson Academy’s latest master plan is an update of two previous plans on which Canizaro Cawthon Davis worked that date back almost 30 years. The update was done in order to assess the current academic, athletic, facility, and cultural needs of the school. The plan sets functional and aesthetic goals for the campus and defines a logistical phasing sequence so that the proposed work can be achieved in a deliberate and effective manner. Features of the plan include a new upper school, middle school, and student center along with the renovation and expansion of the lower school, preschool, athletic center, performing arts center, and parking. This project was done in association with Hord Coplan Macht.
The Bayou Academy Addition and Renovation project is the first phase in the master planning and expansion of this ever-growing school in the Mississippi delta. With the addition of new street facades and an entry pavilion, the existing buildings are unified with a new identity. The new entrance courtyard provides a clear point of entry for visitors while separate outdoor patios expand the students learning experience beyond the classroom. On the interior, new administrative offices for both the upper and lower schools along with a conference room and other collaborative work spaces provide greater efficiency for the school’s daily operations and offer a welcoming atmosphere for the parents of current and prospective students. A new state-of-the-art science lab, media center, and library provide welcome updates to the school’s support spaces and better serve current pedagogical models.
Familiar with CCD’s experience of revitalizing old buildings, Copiah Bank asked CCD transform a vacant building in Flowood for their new branch location. A new color scheme, additions such as a large shed dormer, cypress wood, and bronze details will update the exterior of the traditional style building. Inside a total renovation, based on a modern approach to customer service, will provide a fresh take including new teller pods, customer service offices, and contemporary low maintenance finishes.
Trustmark National Bank entrusted CCD with designing a new headquarters building for Rankin County. The building is located on busy Hwy. 80. The design presents a strong contemporary image for the public. The building emphasizes transparency and welcomes visitors with a full glass wall into the lobby. The interior of the bank reflects a personal approach to banking with clear access to bank officers and staff. CCD worked with the contractor and owner throughout the design to provide a quality building within budget.
The new Mississippi Native American Museum in Kosciusko anchors a street corner on the courthouse square. A multifaceted cultural and educational endeavor, the museum will advance the knowledge and understanding of Mississippi’s indigenous people and culture: pre-contact, past, present and future. Through partnerships, exhibits, programing and educational opportunities the museum will be an engaging and honest conduit for understanding the richness, depth and diversity of Mississippi’s first people. In addition to the museum exhibits, an activities gallery and courtyard expand the use of the facility to engage with other local events.
The historic Lowry House built in 1850’s had been relocated several times to find its final home north of the Mississippi State Capital Building on north Congress Street. The final relocation and restoration was enabled though a commitment by the Mississippi Heritage Trust to save the house from demolition due to its location being in the future parking lot of Baptist Hospital. The MHT was able to move and take on the full restoration. CCD worked hand in hand with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to make several determinations about which existing 1900’s era modifications were considered “non-contributing” and which modifications were considered as “historically significant” to the century and a half year old house. Governor Lowry of Mississippi owned the house in the late 1800’s. CCD provided plans and specifications to help return it back to its former glory including large operational double hung wood windows, and real lime plaster interior walls. The Mississippi Heritage Trust is headquartered in the house and rents out the house and gardens for elegant events all year long.
Canizaro Cawthon Davis provided architecture and interior design services to renovate the historic Lamar Life Building as a mixed use facility. Working with Mattiace Company, CCD created the vision for the building’s rebirth. The ground floor and lower floors remain office uses. The upper floors were transformed into 28 apartments, including studio, 1 and 2 bedroom units. Each apartment takes advantage of tall ceilings and dramatic views from large windows. The apartments have a contemporary aesthetic the blends well with the historic Gothic Revival architecture. Dean and Dean Architects provided construction documents and are the Architects of Record.
Adjacent to the new Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, an abandoned metal building previously used for boat sales was repurposed to tie into the architecture of their new Flowood campus. The building was renovated to provide the latest in Outpatient Therapy specializing in the care of patients with orthopaedic and sports-related injuries.
The Team Room at Pinelake Church gives Pastors and Ministers a place to go between services, and is also used for small group meetings. CCD selected finishes and furnishings to upgrade this space. While the overall footprint of the room did not change, textured wallcovering and acoustical ceiling clouds with recessed lighting were added to enhance the overall feel of the room. Accent glass tile was also added at the serving counters to contribute to the nicer feel of the room. Furnishings were replaced with upscale sofas and lounge seating, including multiple groupings which provides more than one area for gathering.