About Us

 Located in Oxford, Ms, Develop Design Studio is a full service architectural firm with expertise in the design and construction of single family homes, multifamily residential developments, and restaurants. We also have extensive experience in retail, and office spaces and buildings. We place an emphasis on delivering design and construction documents that achieve our clients' goals and lead to a smooth construction process.  


Stuart and Leslie Povall moved to Oxford in December of 2015 from Charlotte, NC. In Charlotte they worked with several high-profile firms, gaining invaluable experience on many different project types. While with StarrDesign, Leslie provided design and branding services on numerous restaurants and retail spaces, including single stores, emerging concepts, and national brands. She considers StarrDesign as one of the premier firms on the East coast for restaurant and retail design and considers herself fortunate to have spent time with them.  


Stuart worked primarily in the residential development market sector while with firms like Narmour-Wright and Housing Studio. He specialized in large and complex urban infill projects that mixed uses and construction types. These projects often included parking garages and commercial spaces integrated with the residential use. He also considers himself fortunate to have learned his craft from such dynamic and skilled firms.  


Stuart and Leslie are relationship oriented, driven professionals with an inherent desire to do all things correctly and efficiently. They believe it important to have the ability to work effectively with budgets and timelines while maintaining a focus on quality and dynamic architectural design.   

We are currently licensed to practice Architecture in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee.  We welcome the opportunity to expand.