Duvall Decker founders Anne Marie Duvall Decker and Roy Decker join the podcast to discuss redefining architecture in Jackson, Mississippi; the AIA Housing Award–winning Cooperwood Senior Living community; and Foundations, a new book that expands on the ethos of the firm.

“In the South, it's common to see diversity just as a racial issue: Black and white. We see diversity as being about more—the creation of opportunities for all of those in need or those who have been marginalized. And so, that project (the Midtown Master Plan and Implementation of Jackson, Mississippi) quickly became a promotion of bringing people together of different races, ethnicities, religions, economic achievements, and educational achievements. That kind of mature diversity leads to a healthy community.”
- Roy Decker

Hosted by Austin, Texas–based architect Aaron Prinz, Architectural Record’s DESIGN:ED podcast has featured the most renowned architects of our time—such as Art Gensler, Kengo Kuma, and Glenn Murcutt, as well as rising professionals in the next generation, such as Pascale Sablan, Michael Murphy, and Jenny Wu, all available in our library.