Mar 16

DDG has been retained by the University of Mississippi Medical Center for renovations to the Multi Media Suite. We are ecstatic to begin this exciting project and build a lasting relationship with UMMC.

DDG has begun conceptual planning studies for a partial renovation and addition to Triumph Church in Vicksburg, MS. We have spent several months in planning, evaluation, and assessment of their existing facility. Now, plans are underway to transform the facility with a new entry, gathering space and finish upgrades.

We are pleased to announce that we are nearing completion with the design of a new Church for Mount Hope M. B. Church located in Taylor, Mississippi. DDG is providing comprehensive design and construction administration services for the project.

The City Council voted to approve Durrell Design Group as the design professional for the new medical clinic to be housed at the Metro Center Mall. The Clinic will offer free healthcare service to the employees of the City of Jackson. We are excited to aid the City in this worthwhile project and look forward to making this project a reality.

After brilliantly performing on Phase I of Hail storm projects, Hinds Community College selects DDG again for Phase II of the Hailstorm repairs on the Raymond Campus. We humbly thank Hinds Community College for their trust and we will continue our diligently support and service to aid HCC with quality service.

The Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects recently held an election for new officers for its 2016 Board of Directors. Greg Durrell was elected as one of four new Directors for the organization. “I am grateful to serve my colleagues in promoting the mission and goals of AIA”, said Durrell.

*AIA Mississippi is a professional organization that is designed to meet the needs of its members, advance communities, and make the world a better place for all of us to live, work and play. (* excerpt from aiamississippi.org)

The Honorable Governor Phil Bryant has appointed Greg L. Durrell. AIA, NCARB, to the Mississippi State Board of Architecture for a term to expire on July 1, 2020. “The appointment speaks volumes. I am humbled, honored and overjoyed to be appointed to such a distinguished and prestigious Board”, said Durrell. “I look forward to serving respectfully and upholding the mantle of excellence demonstrated by current and former Board members.”

The Board of Architecture is a state agency lead by a five-member board appointed by the Governor. The Board’s mandate and mission is to protect the public’s life, health and property through the regulation of the professions of architecture, landscape architecture and certified interior design. The board accomplishes this through the licensure and certification of qualified applicants, and through a regulatory complaint and oversight process.

Hinds Community College selects Durrell Design Group for the Addition and Renovation of the H. L. Hicks Building on the Utica Campus. The facility currently houses the cosmetology and barbering departments. DDG is “ecstatic to have the opportunity to help Hinds Community College prepare their students and facilities for the future. We hope to offer creative solutions to inspire the students to achieve their best.”

DDG has been retained for several roof replacement projects that are a result of the devastating Hailstorm of March 2013 at the HCC Raymond Campus.

DDG has provided preplanning services for Mississippi State University for a new Truck Crops Station to be located in Crystal Springs at the Extension Branch. The project will consist of an office/lab building with support spaces. The preplan included the adaptive re-use of an existing building and conversion into a modern day research and field laboratory. The project is awaiting funding for further development.

DDG was retained be the DFA-Bureau of Building

DDG was delighted to participate in the Alignment Jackson Career Fair on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Jackson Convention Complex. Alignment Jackson has developed a collaboration with JPS to engage all of the community organizations in an effort to improve outcomes for Jackson’s children and youth. The fair provided JPS’s ninth-grade students with direct exposure to professions of various industries and allowed them one on one access through interviews and activities. DDG’s display offered drafting and design tools, art supplies, cards, brochures and digital images of our work. We were very excited to see how enthuse and eager the students were during the interviews and look forward to working with Alignment Jackson.

The MS chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors or MABC held their annual merit award banquet on November 7, 2014 for projects built in 2013. White Hill received the Golden Eagle Award for projects within the cost range of $5-10M. The award was presented to the contractor, owner and architect. Greg L. Durrell, served as project architect at previous employment for the project.

Mississippi State University has selected DDG for preplanning services for a new Truck Crops Station to be located in Crystal Springs. The project will consist of an office/lab building with support spaces. The project will be through the Bureau of Building, Grounds, and Real Property Management.

The Bureau of Building and Alcorn State University have appointed DDG for the renovation and upgrades of the Little Theater located in the Fine Arts Building on the campus. The work will include new finishes, lighting, stage curtains and rigging plus life safety and code updates.

DDG has been retained for several projects that include master plan updates, design of a new entry signage, and the preplanning of a new Fine Arts facility for the campus of Coahoma Community College. DDG has built a strong relationship with the campus due to the owner, Greg L. Durrell, past working relationship with the College, and we look forward to continued success. See planning concepts in Project Section.

DDG proudly welcomes Arissra Stamps to the DDG family. She joins the team as a project manager and designer. Her experience includes 12 plus years of diversified experience. See more about Arissra under the About section.

We are extremely proud to announce that the Selection Committee and the Bureau of Buildings, Grounds and Real Property Management has selected Allred Architectural Group, PA in association with Durrell Design Group, PLLC for professional services for Alcorn State University's New Classroom Technology Building. Services will include the pre-planning, programming and design development of the proposed $16M facility.

This will truly be an amazing opportunity to provide the campus with a technologically forward facility that will meet its need for an ever-evolving campus. We are excited to be a part of such a dynamic team of proven design professionals and consultants and are deeply humbled to work for a University with such great tradition.

Durrell Design Group was selected by Jackson Public Schools for professional service for Hughes Field track resurfacing and drainage repair. JPS school board recently approved Hemphill Construction Company with the lowest and best bid from the bid opening. The project is slated to be completed before February 1, 2014.

DDG is truly excited by this opportunity to work with the district and look forward to building a strong relationship with JPS.

Greg L. Durrell, AIA was honored and recognized as one of Mississippi's newly licensed Architects by the MS chapter of AIA at the MS Celebrates Architecture (MCA) Award Ceremony. MCA is a new, public venue and arena designed to recognize Design Excellence, Community Leadership and other accomplishments in design.

Scheduled to open in mid November, the new Outlets of MS in Pearl, MS features numerous of brand named stores as well as many new businesses from the local area. DDG had the opportunity work with two wonderful clients, Signature Perfume and Old South Coffee House, on the interior planning and design of their new tenant space. At DDG, we were happy to be a part of such a wonderful development that will supply jobs as well as economic development for the greater Jackson area.

Pictured from the left are Greg L. Durrell, Owner of Durrell Design Group, and Pastor Jeffery Daniel

I remember watching a show years back that had the phrase "if you build it, they will come". As I walked the facility the day before their first service, I just intently stared at the empty sanctuary and remembered the journey it took to get to this day. The project took the Church, as well as me, from faith to faith.

Now, after numerous setbacks and obstacles, White Hill opened its doors for their first service and the saints of GOD showed up in amazing numbers to support the church and their vision. Over 1,000 people packed the pews and the 300 additional folding chairs set up as overflow seating, to participate in a worship service unlike any other.

Please, please, please, if you are ever in the area, you have to go and be apart of the White Hill experience and see the work they are doing. Just powerful!

DDG is ecstatic to announce the preparation of a conceptual planning study for the Makarios Worship Center that included master planning, space planning, and elevation studies! We also prepared a conceptual program that included a 300-seat worship facility, educational spaces, and administration suite. This study will serve as a capital campaign tool to launch them into building this facility and future planning.

DDG was recently selected by JPS as one of two firms to aid in the roof replacements and repairs of several sites around the District due to the massive hail storm of March 2013. DDG is working hand in hand with the District and Insurance Company to review the insurance claim and facilitate the preparation of contract documents for the extensive work. The work is slated for completion during the summer of 2014.

DDG takes pride in being able to lead the way through this process and look forward to having the roofs completed, ensuring the safety of the students and administration.

DDG proudly welcomes Anderson Ervin III and Shawn Carter as the newest members of our team. Anderson Ervin III joins the team as a project manager and designer. He brings over 10 years of diverse experience to the team. Shawn Carter joins as a project and construction manager. His experience encompasses 18 years of diversified experience.

See more about Anderson and Shawn under the About section.