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Duvall Decker Architects

Duvall Decker Architects

Jackson, MS

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The complex is located is a wooded education and research campus. This is a view from the campus loop road.
The complex is located is a wooded education and research campus. This is a view from the campus loop road.
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Mississippi Department of Information Technology Office and Data Center

This two-building complex consists of an office building to house all agency service staff and a data center comprised of critical digital systems. The buildings are sisters, related but very different, each protecting the other. The light and airy 74,000 square foot office building is home to the agency’s administrative headquarters with offices for service staff and a full training suite for other state agencies. The data center is a hardened facility that provides in-state backup capacity, 24-7 emergency operations and redundancy for critical data, telecommunications, and network systems. Utilizing FEMA and GSA guidelines for critical facilities, the building and site are designed to resist F4 level tornados, hurricanes with 200 mph winds, and terrorist attacks to ensure no interruption to vital state data processing and voice systems.

Awards
2014 AIA Mississippi Merit Award
2014 Design with Brick President’s Award

 
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Status: Built
Location: Jackson, MS, US
Firm Role: Architect

 
The complex is located is a wooded education and research campus. This is a view from the campus loop road.
The complex is located is a wooded education and research campus. This is a view from the campus loop road.
Views of internal court between Sister buildings; a third shape. Perspectives and distances lengthened and shorted.
Views of internal court between Sister buildings; a third shape. Perspectives and distances lengthened and shorted.
Standard conference room.
Standard conference room.
Open offices along north wall. Light harvested deep into building.
Open offices along north wall. Light harvested deep into building.
Waiting, reception, and public spaces all have a family of materials; pecan paneling, ground face masonry, and natural slate.
Waiting, reception, and public spaces all have a family of materials; pecan paneling, ground face masonry, and natural slate.