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About Our Studio


Mark Davis, AIA

Mark Davis has over 15 years of experience working in the architecture profession. Early in his career, he worked around the country for the Historic Theater Specialists Martinez + Johnson Architecture. He left Washington, D.C., in 2011 to work on the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience and settle with family in Meridian. Since returning to his hometown, he has worked on several notable projects and many residences around the state of Mississippi.


John Purdy, AIA

John Purdy has over 15 years of experience working in the architecture profession. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University in 2005. John began his career working for tvsdesign, a large innovative architecture firm in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2008, he left Atlanta to return to his hometown, Meridian, Mississippi. He has spent the last several years working on a wide variety of projects in Mississippi that include civic/ government, commercial, cultural, educational, and institutional.


Davis Purdy Architects is guided by our ethos. We believe in a responsibility to our community as we maintain the integrity of the history of place while creating spaces that project modern ingenuity and function for centuries to come. Our spaces are thoughtfully created with a sense of both artistry in concept and each individual client’s needs and provisions for every specific project. Sustainability, beauty, and function are all essential principles in our guiding philosophy. Good design is timeless.

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