Anne Marie Decker, FAIA

Principal
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Anne Marie Duvall and Roy Decker formed Duvall Decker to foster Public Good in and beyond the lot lines of each project. As an amateur pianist and composer, Anne Marie sees architecture as instrument; allowing the transcendent to resonate among the conditions of our physical environment. As an amateur painter and teacher, Roy sees architecture as didactic; making hopeful critical propositions about the growth of our culture. Together, these perspectives have formed an engaging and critical conversation about why we practice architecture that is alive in the studio and work every day.

Anne Marie is most comfortable putting buildings and documents together with everyone in the studio, finding ways to be efficient and make time for design quality and joy in the work. She also is a recognized leader to the advancement of the profession; teaching, lecturing, writing, serving on design juries, and serving the American Institute of Architects in various capacities at the state and national level.

Education:
Bachelor of Architecture, summa cum laude, Mississippi State University

Registrations:
Architect in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Missouri

Memberships:
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), American Institute of Architects (AIA) National and Local Chapter, and the AIA Trust Board of Trustees

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Roy T. Decker, FAIA

Principal
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Roy and Anne Marie Duvall Decker formed Duvall Decker to foster Public Good in and beyond the lot lines of each project. As an amateur pianist and composer, Anne Marie sees architecture as instrument; allowing the transcendent to resonate among the conditions of our physical environment. As an amateur painter and teacher, Roy sees architecture as didactic; making hopeful critical propositions about the growth of our culture. Together, these perspectives have formed an engaging and critical conversation about why we practice architecture that is alive in the studio and work every day.

Throughout his career, Roy has been a teacher, community leader, and practitioner. He regularly gives presentations and lectures on the firm’s design and planning work and is regarded as a multi-disciplinary contributor to advancing issues such as public housing, community planning, and design.

Education:
Master of Architecture, Kent State University

Registrations:
Architect in Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana, Virginia, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania

Memberships:
American National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB); American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Planning Association (APA) and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)

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Brett G. Cupples, AIA

Associate / Senior Project Manager
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Brett is an extremely skilled project manager. From new complex municipal campuses to historic tax credit renovations, he has been project architect and project manager for many of the firm’s successful and award winning projects. Brett is always ready for new challenges and can quickly adapt to assure that design intentions are advanced throughout the process.

Education:
Bachelor of Architecture, Mississippi State University

Registrations:
Architect in Mississippi

Projects:

Jobie L. Martin Classroom Building
Rowan Hall
Coahoma County Higher Education Center
Memberships:
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and American Institute of Architects (AIA) National and Past President of the Local Chapter

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Cody Farris, AIA

Associate / Studio Design Director
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Cody is one of the firm’s most versatile designers and project managers, adept at design, research, systems coordination, construction documentation, and construction administration. Cody brings incredible energy to researching and offering solutions that carry design excellence forward. His commitment to design quality has created many of the firm’s successful projects.

Education:
Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana State University

Registrations:
Architect in Mississippi

Projects:
Dumas Hall Renovation
MS Dept. of Information Technology Services Agency
Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center

Memberships:
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and American Institute of Architects (AIA) National and Local Chapter

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Alissa Tang

Interior Designer
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Alissa is a talented interior designer and has worked on a large variety of projects, ranging from healthcare facilities, hospitality, residential, and commercial. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern Mississippi in Interior Design with a minor in Business Management. Alissa’s effective space planning, materials and finishes selections, and colors and textures choices are assets for every building.

Education:
Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, Interior Design with a minor in Business Management, University of Southern Mississippi

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Matthew Persinger, AIA

Project Architect
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Matt is a skilled project architect and project manager. He has worked on a variety of building types and at a variety of project scales; from residential, institutional, to supertall structures. His range of experience was gained through his exposure to both high-quality traditional and strict modern design approaches. Together, these experiences provide Matt the skill and maturity to take project designs from conceptual to concrete, all while advancing design quality.

Education:
Master of Architecture, Yale University; Bachelor of Science in Architecture, The Ohio State University

Registrations:
Architect in Illinois

Projects:
Cooperwood

Memberships:
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and American Institute of Architects (AIA) National and Local Chapter

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Zachary R. Henry, Assoc. AIA

Architectural Associate
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Zachary is a talented and capable young designer who believes that design quality matters to our health and well being. His early passion for the outdoors and the natural environment has imbued in his approach to design. He believes the most successful architectural designs are those that are rooted in their regional, cultural, and ecological conditions and stories. As a student, he was distinguished for his design excellence and research pursuits, and he brings this rigor to every project in the studio.

Education:
Bachelor of Architecture, summa cum laude, Mississippi State University

Projects:
Cooperwood

Memberships:
Associate Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA) National and Local Chapter

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Matthew Cadle, AIA

Project Architect
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Matthew is expertly curious and has a keen ability to listen and integrate new information into design. For Matt, making buildings is a patient search, seeking design excellence in every space and detail. His ability to research, experiment, and define the most economical and durable solutions contributes great quality to every project.

Education:
Master of Architecture, Kansas State University; Bachelor of Architecture, Kansas State University

Registrations:
Registered Architect in Missouri; LEED Green Associate

Projects:
Springdale Municipal Campus

Memberships:
American Institute of Architects (AIA) National and Local

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William Doran, AIA

Project Architect & Community Planner
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William believes in the role of buildings and communities to teach us to be the best we can be. His broad experience as a practicing architect, community planner, and educator gives him the ability to see each project as a full world of interrelated issues. His intuition to design for the greater good of a client, community, and the environment at the same time brings a comprehensive viewpoint to each project.

Education:
Master of Architecture, The University of Kansas; Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana State University

Memberships:
Associate Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA) National and Local; Member, Association for Community Design

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Krystal Lamm

Operations Manager
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Krystal is our business and marketing leader. Having gained experience in many aspects of the building, materials, and construction industries, Krystal provides support to the Duvall Decker family of companies, ensuring overall project coordination and business activities are well executed with a standard of care and attention to detail. Her organizational skills and critical thinking are essential to the firm’s success. Krystal identifies creative solutions to complicated problems, and if she does not already know the information needed for these solutions, she will soon find it.

Education:
University of Southern Mississippi

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Shannon Gathings, Assoc. AIA

Architectural Associate
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Shannon is a leader in and out of the studio. She is a skilled architect and has led some of the firm’s most successful projects. She is a teacher in the studio, helping her peers as they grow and develop. She has an unwavering passion for architecture and its role in making communities healthier. Shannon is a leader in the American Institute of Architects. At the state level, her roles have included Communications Director, Associate Director, member of the Board of Directors, and positions of the Executive Committee. She currently serves as the AIA Mississippi President, the Regional Associate Director of AIA Gulf States, and is a member of the National Associate’s Committee.

Education:
Bachelor of Architecture, Mississippi State University

Projects:
Mississippi Center for Justice
Ashmead Home

Memberships:
Associate Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA); President, AIA Mississippi

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Kyle Wherry, Assoc. AIA

Architectural Associate
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Kyle believes architecture should be an honest and beautiful practice that enhances life. He has a broad range of experience and has been responsible for project conception, design, construction management, and construction. His approach to practice brings civility and quality to all of the projects in the firm.

Education:
Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University

Projects:
Springdale Municipal Campus
Cooperwood

Memberships:
Associate Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA) National and Local

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Cailin Herring

Operations Manager Assistant
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Tim Dean

Facilities Maintenance Director, Dunn Management
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Tim’s mission is building care. He sees his work in facility-care from a designer’s viewpoint; to make a world where the environment is healthy, clean, and energy efficient. He oversees all building facility maintenance for multiple clients, implementing and maintaining the vision, direction, and quality standards of the firm through Dunn Management.

Education:
Delta State University

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Corrie Kiel

Bookkeeper/Personnel Manager
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Corrie keeps everything on track. She is a skilled bookkeeper and human resources manager and enjoys tending to the details of the business while supporting the firm’s overall principle of excellence. A Mississippi native, she now works remotely from Lynden, WA.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Mississippi College

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