About Frances

Architectural design is an intensely personal endeavor. I consider it a privilege to work with a client to design the home where they will raise a family, or create a retreat where they can entertain and 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 the design and construction processes. To do this, I draw on experiences in working for award-winning architectural firms in Washington, DC, Houston, Austin, and Atlanta, maintaining strong relationships with a wide array of design and construction professionals who share a commitment to our craft, and collaborating with the clients who placed their trust in me. In addition, I draw on my roots as a native of the Mississippi Delta, and my home state’s grit and passion for the arts. 

For more than 15 years, I’ve led my own practice serving clients across the Southeast. I split my time between Atlanta and my primary residence in Oxford, Mississippi.

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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.


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