About Frances

Architectural design is an intensely personal endeavor to me. I consider it a privilege to work with a client to design the home where they will raise a family, or to create a retreat where they can entertain or recharge. Likewise, I value the opportunity to help a small business owner realize his or her dreams with a space that enables them to serve their customers and grow.

In all cases, I strive to blend the aesthetic and the practical by addressing the unique needs of the client, and doing so with a personal touch by collaborating with the team through both the design and construction processes. To do this, I draw on experiences and lessons learned in working for award winning architectural firms in Washington, DC, Houston, Austin, and Atlanta, and leading my own practice for the past 15 years. In addition, I draw on my roots as a native of Greenwood, Mississippi, and my home state’s grit and passion for the arts.

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WHY PEOPLE LIKE WORKING WITH FRANCES

Frances Zook designed our dream home! We were empty nesters who needed room for when the four kids returned home to visit. Frances was wonderful at being able to design what we envisioned. The house was also being built on a lot with some challenges with which she had to work. We also had specific ideas about the outside materials and design of the house. Frances was able to accomplish all of this for us. Frances also had lots of ideas about the interior and exterior design details and was also involved with the project from beginning to end. She visited the site often and was available for questions etc. We felt like Frances considered our home her personal responsibility. The result was a home we absolutely love. We still look at each other and exclaim, “Can you believe that this is OUR house?” If I ever needed to do another project, Frances would be the first person I would call.

— L. ELLIOTT

Professional Affiliations

Registered Architect, State of Georgia
Registered Architect, State of Mississippi
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Member (NCARB)
American Institute of Architects, Atlanta
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Institute of Classical Architecture & Art
Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
The Nature Conservancy