Strategic Planning Process |  HOPE Small Town Partnerships (2017)

Small Towns Partnership

This strategic planning process for 7 communities within the State of Mississippi invovled researching the historical contexts, analyzing the demographic and economic characteristics, and community engagement processes for each of the cities. We worked with residents, elected officials, community leaders, and Business professionals in order to identity strategies that would encourage economic and cultural growth.

Educational and Facilities Master Plan | Holmes County School District 

Holmes County School District

In this facilities master plan I evaluated 7 schools within the Holmes County School District in order to recommend best practices for maintenance, renovation and new construction.  Current trends in 21st century learning, school performance ratings, and performance expectations were used to inform the school’s built environment.

Site Plan | Strongtower at Washington Park 


I provided a site analysis and program planning for a triangular tract of land in inner city Montgomery. The site is to house a Church, school, and sports facilities for the surrounding community.

Cotton Gin Plan | City of Yazoo City 

Yazoo City Cotton Gin Site

I led a strategic planning process for a mixed-use development on a brownfield cotton gin site. This process included evaluating the physical, demographic, and cultural context of the City in order to identify projects that were a good fit for the community. Economic viability analysis, community partnership evaluation, and funding research were essential to the project.

Third Floor Upgrades for Coleman Library | Tougaloo College Tougaloo College Coleman Library

I designed interior upgrades to the third floor of the Coleman Library that included designing new classroom and office space in the open-floor plan, new carpet designs and furniture and equipment.

Campus Master Plan | Tougaloo College

Tougaloo Master Plan

I facilitated a campus planning process that involved analyzing current conditions, academic needs, and student services requirments. Forecasting was used to gage future campus needs and provide a guideline for future growth. A maintenance, renovation, and new construction schedule was developed along with a comprehensive budget.

Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference | NAACP & Tougaloo College 

Freedom Summer 50th
Photo Credit: Mark Howell for Duvall Decker Architects, P. A.

I produced graphic edesign and facilities planning and management for the Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference. Large scale memorials were designed to honor participants and those murdered in Mississippi during the Freedom Summer Project. Campus maps and signage was developed to organized conference logistics and to facilitate wayfinding for participants.

Facilities Master Plan | Hinds Community College  Hinds CC Facilities Plan

I led a facilities master planning process for 6 campuses in the Hinds Community College system. This inlcuded researching and analyzing the surrounding communities, campus demographics, the campus built-environment, current and projected trends in enrollment, and space usage to revealed more sustainable ways for campus growth.

West Jackson Planning Process | Voice of Calvary Ministries and Community Partners  

West Jackson Master Plan

I led a community- initiated planning process for area just west of downtown Jackson. We focused on building community consensus through an aggressive community engagement process. Physical, demographic, cultural, and historic contexts were researched and analyzed in order to produce a community guidebook of best practices to move forward.