Bennie G. Thompson Academic & Civil Rights Research Center, Tougaloo College

Fondren architectural firm Duvall Decker Architects, P.A. took home four design awards from two independent juries, the Mississippi chapter of American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Brick Industry Southeast, during the AIA Mississippi annual convention in Sandestin, FL. The AIA Mississippi jury was led by architect R. Allen Eskew, FAIA, principal of nationally renowned New Orleans firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple.  The Jury awarded two merit and two honor awards from forty entries across the state.

The BrickDesign Southeast jury was comprised of distinguished design professionals from Atlanta and awarded two merit awards, one honor and the prestigious President’s Award. The first was for the recently completed Bennie G. Thompson Academic & Civil Rights Research Center at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, receiving the AIA Mississippi Honor Award, as well as the Brick Design President’s Award. Additionally, Duvall Decker was lauded for the Coahoma County Higher Education Center, Phase I, in Clarksdale, Mississippi with an AIA Mississippi Merit Award and a Brick Design Honor Award.

“Duvall Decker seeks to create engaging and useful forms and spaces which enrich the lives of those who inhabit and encounter them,” said Anne Marie Decker, AIA, principal of Duvall Decker Architects, P.A. “It is especially gratifying to also have our peers honor this work.”

Duvall Decker Architects, P.A. was founded in 1998 by Roy T. Decker and Anne Marie Decker. Roy and Anne Marie 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. It is this dedication that binds all of the individuals of Duvall Decker, a group of unparalleled talent, experience and tenacity.

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