VOL. 117 | NO. 178 | Friday, October 3, 2003
Firm Partner Designs Secure Facilities
The Daily News
Childress' work must be important, because even he cant talk about it.
a partner with architecture firm Nathan Evans Taylor Coleman Foster, designs
some of them, he cant talk about. Its not exactly one of those I could tell
you but Id have to shoot you types of things, but nonetheless, he cant
publicize the work.
no real secret to it, but some information for (Correction Corp. of America)
through (the U.S. Department of) Homeland Security is hush-hush, he said.
added that its unfortunate that since Sept. 11, 2001, secrecy has become
necessary, but he enjoys working on projects of such importance.
kind of cool to have some things that are on that cutting edge, he said. My
niche is corrections. Its a lot more exciting than people would think.
name. Childress has worked with Nathan Evans Taylor for 17 years, and
became a partner four years ago. When the firm moves from 17 W. Pontotoc Ave.
in a couple of weeks to 345-347 N. Main St. in the Pinch District, Childress
name will be added to the letterhead.
firms name will become Evans Taylor Foster Childress, following the retirement
of Tom Nathan earlier this year and Charles Coleman in 2001.
pretty cool, Childress said of the name change. Thats what a lot of guys
work to having an ownership in something.
course, theres a little more responsibility, more liability with the name.
began working with Coleman Foster which merged with Nathan Evans Taylor in
1995 upon graduating from the University of Memphis with a degree in
said the firm is a great place to work.
good thing about the firm is the personalities, he said. Its casual, laid
back were just having a good time. We really enjoy ourselves.
Staying busy. But, of course, the firm take its work seriously.
he occasionally handles other projects, Childress spends much of his time
designing correctional facilities throughout the Southeast for Nashville-based
first such project came about seven years ago.
keeps me busy, Childress said. Ive got several in Texas hopping right now.
was born in Humboldt, Tenn., but has lived in Memphis most of his life.
grew up in Frayser when it was cool and lived in Raleigh when it was cool to
live there, he said, laughing.
hobbies. The father of two young boys, Childress has been married for four
his first son was born two years ago, Childress could be found mostly on the
now, he finds being a father is his full-time hobby.
I had boys, I played a lot of golf, but theyre my life now, he said.
(Parenthood) will definitely change your life.
Nathan Evans Taylor Coleman Foster
The architecture firm will change its name to Evans Taylor Foster Childress
later this month.