Vicksburg Interpretive Center / Catfish Row Museum

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.

Holy Cross Catholic Church

Area: 2500 SF

Holy Cross Catholic Church in Philadelphia, Mississippi needed help with a deteriorating, out of
date church. Canizaro Cawthon Davis was able to solve the technical, liturgical, and aesthetic
issues to give the church a new life while respecting the style of the original building.

Pass Christian City Hall & Library

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.

Flora United Methodist Church

The expansion and renovation of Flora United Methodist Church enabled the church to meet the challenge of serving a growing congregation while maintaining the heritage of their existing sanctuary. A new sanctuary was added that increased their seating capacity from 125 to 330 attendees and the existing sanctuary was repurposed to be a welcome center that includes an information station, restrooms, and seating areas. The existing sanctuary holds important life memories for many of the church members so care was taken when renovating to keep elements of the space’s original character including the stained glass windows, lighting, woodwork, and its role as the front door of the church.

Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center

Area: 49,000 SF
Located on a major highway, this contemporary building promotes and identifies Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. The building includes clinic, surgery, and office space and an adjacent renovated building provides therapy space. The double height entrance and lobby provide a comfortable open waiting area with high ceilings and natural light. The clinic and imaging areas are on one side of the entrance lobby with the surgery center and general offices on the other. Spaces are arranged and designed for a pleasant experience for patients while serving staff efficiently to provide the best care.

Capital Ortho

Area: 48,000 SF
A modern healthcare facility sets the standard for a new development. Exterior walls of masonry with bronze metal roof screens recall traditional buildings, with a nod to contemporary design.
The building provides a welcoming, cheerful environment for patients and families. The plan promotes the efficient interaction of patients and staff with clear circulation patterns. The surgery
center is a fully functional facility which will accommodate most all orthopaedic procedures.

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is located in the historic Fondren District of Jackson, MS.
CCD was selected to develop a master plan which would organize and generate a phased series of projects to address the restoration, repairs and future ministry needs of the church. During the first phase of construction the exterior waterproofing and roofing was performed and the stained glass windows were reworked with clear laminated glass.
The next phase provided a new elevator and welcome center. A first floor elevator lobby was created allowing access to the children’s area. The second floor corridor and classroom spaces adjacent to the West side of the sanctuary were renovated to create the welcome center which allowed for better flow into the sanctuary. During this phase the church also replaced all of the exterior doors to help address continuing security issues.
The church relocated and combined the different ministerial offices into a suite arrangement. This change allowed other spaces to be utilized more efficiently. The addition of an elevator provided access for all members to all of the floors including the choir suite on the third floor.
A concrete handicapped ramp was added between the church and youth building to allow wheelchair access from the rear parking lot.

Metropolitan Bank Temporary Office

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.

Gulfport High School

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.

Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience

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.