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Meet the Team: Ethan Warren

Each week we’ll be introducing one of our new CDFL employees, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce Ethan Warren. What do you do at CDFL? I am currently an intern architect, with plans to hopefully earn my license in […]


Meet the Photographer: Hubert Worley

With the CDFL team met, we thought it might be fun to introduce you to the people who help make our work look good. Hubert Worley is one of our post-construction photographers that we use to ensure our work is documented in a way that is both beautiful and reflective of the architectural intent. What […]


Meet the Team: Tracy Hall

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce Office Coordinator Tracy Hall. What do you do at CDFL? My official title at CDFL is Office Coordinator. I am the senior administrative […]


What We’re Reading on the Web

As usual, we’ve read the Internet cover-to-cover and rounded up some of the most interesting reads out there for your perusal. Enjoy! Winner of the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program, this interview features principal David Benjamin of The Living giving details on his firm’s victorious entry. The contest gives emerging […]


Meet the Team: Newell Watkins

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce architect Newell Watkins. What unique attributes do you bring to the CDFL team? Although I’ve worked on a number of building types the […]


Meet the Team: Matthew Buchanan

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce architect Matthew Buchanan. What would surprise us most about your job? Probably one of the more surprising and fun aspects of my job […]


Meet the Team: Ken Kugle

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce plumbing designer Ken Kugle. What do you do at CDFL? I am a plumbing designer in the Mechanical Engineering Department. My duties include […]


Meet the Team: Katie Jo Chane

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce interior designer Katie Jo Chane. What do you do at CDFL? I am one of CDFL’s interior designers and I work on a […]


Meet the Team: Katie Browning

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce architect Katie Lightsey. How long have you worked for CDFL? I began working for CDFL after graduating from Mississippi State and have worked […]


What We’re Eating

Today we’re taking a break from our normal Friday feature, What We’re Reading, to bring you the first (and probably only) edition of What We’re Eating! If you’re a faithful CDFL blog reader, you’ll know that one of our favorite Meet the Team queries to answer is the question about our favorite neighborhood lunch spots. […]


Meet the Team: Jackie Smithers

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce architect Jackie Smithers. What would surprise us most about your job? The most surprising thing about my job is probably the variety of […]


Meet the Team: Dennis Schwarzauer

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce intern architect Dennis Schwarzauer. What unique attributes do you bring to the CDFL team? I wouldn’t say anything I do is unique as […]


Meet the Team: David Luter

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce engineer David Luter. How long have you worked at CDFL? I graduated from Mississippi State University on December 15, 2012 and started at […]


Meet the Team: Clark Wells

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce landscape architect Clark Wells. What unique attributes do you bring to the CDFL team? I think my ability and desire to learn new […]


Meet the Team: Chris Myers

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce architect Chris Myers. How long have you worked for CDFL? I started at CDFL immediately after graduating in May of 2001. Other than […]


Meet the Team: Chris Laney

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are pleased to introduce designer Chris Laney. How long have you been at CDFL and how long have you been in the field? I have worked at […]


Meet the Team: Amanda Taylor

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. Due to the nature of introducing our staff in alphabetical order, this week we will take a break from introducing our architects, engineers, and designers to introduce the first of […]


Meet the Team: Ron Fender

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week we are proud to introduce engineer Ron Fender. Ron is CDFL’s resident cupcake-loving Ironman (seriously – he’s completed an Ironman Triathlon). He has also run 25 marathons, 3 […]


Meet the Team: David Burnet

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. In this week’s edition of Meet the Team we are proud to begin introducing our recently named Senior Associates, beginning with architect David Burnet. David is a Mississippi State graduate, […]


Meet the Team: Gene Crager

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. In this week’s edition of Meet the Team we are pleased to introduce Principal Gene Crager. Gene is a husband and father of two daughters, which means he is often […]


Meet the Team: Jesse Browning

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. This week, as we continue to Meet the Team, we are proud to introduce Jesse Browning, Principal. Jesse, in addition to his regular responsibilities that you’ll read about below, is […]


Meet the Team: Jody Coleman

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. Last week, we debuted the “Meet the Team” feature by beginning to introduce our CDFL leadership team. We started by introducing Rob Farr, and this week we continue with another […]


Meet The Team: Rob Farr

Each week we’ll introduce a member of the CDFL Team, or as we like to think of ourselves, the “us” in the Power of Plus. There are infinite ways to describe the “ideal leader.” Just search the web for “leadership quotes” and you’ll see the staggering number of people trying to sum up the best […]