Bennie G. Thompson Academic & Civil Rights Research Center, Tougaloo College
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an expanded practice
Duvall Decker is an expanded architectural practice located in Jackson, Mississippi that provides architectural, planning, real estate development and facility maintenance services. The firm was founded in 1998 by Roy T. Decker, FAIA and Anne Marie Decker, FAIA. Anne Marie and Roy bring varied and complementary interests and abilities to a practice dedicated to the creation of forms and environments that enrich the lives of those who encounter and inhabit them. They accomplish this work with the help of a talented and dedicated team of architects, planners, maintenance professionals, and support staff. The expanded studio-based practice affords the firm the ability to unite architectural design, community planning, real estate development, and facility management. We see this group of endeavors as an integration and expansion of the creative work required to make and maintain meaningful environments. We design, plan, develop, and care for built environments to leverage the best of human endeavors and foster education and cultural growth.
Because the character of the built environment matters to our health and well-being, Duvall Decker designs with hopeful speculation to create architecture that is durable in material and memory. We plan for diverse, healthy, and community-centered growth. We develop with civic-minded innovation, and we leverage our experience to care for buildings over time.
Duvall Decker Architects is a recognized design and planning leader in the region and is dedicated to advancing public health and environmental quality. The firm achieves design excellence no matter the project scale or type - large or small, renovation or new construction. These projects include community planning, K-12 schools, state and federal institutions, university buildings, work places, and affordable housing. Duvall Decker’s work has received numerous state, regional, and national awards for design excellence. The firm was selected as a 2017 Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York and identified as a Game Changer by Metropolis Magazine in 2019. The firm’s work and approach has been featured in national publications including Architect Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, dwell, and The New York Times.
Eldon Development is recognized for its innovative real estate development strategies that enhance communities in need and promote social, economic and environmental quality. Eldon Development provides a full range of development services for its own investments as well as for clients as development consultants. Built on the firm’s experience of design, planning, project and construction management, and building care, the Eldon team is uniquely qualified to apply all these skills in the service of community development projects.
Dunn Management provides comprehensive turnkey facility maintenance, energy efficiency consulting, and management services to help our clients improve and care for their facilities. Craftsmanship is the measure of quality in this work that capitalizes on the experience and knowledge of a full building professional staff. Dunn Management helps clients maintain healthy environments, reduce energy consumption, and increase efficiency - creating operational cost savings. With our unique specialized expertise in building care and management, we help our clients extend facility life and optimize efficiency so they can use their talents and resources on progressing their organizations’ missions.