Robert E. Taylor
Architect and General Contractor with more than 40 years in the Industry, Bob Taylor is a designer of churches, schools, banks, commercial buildings, residences, master plans, parks and recreation projects. Bob had been recognized in the Field of Restoration/Rehabilitation by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.
NCARB Certified, a registered Architect in Florida and Georgia and a State Certified General Contractor with construction knowledge developed through attention to detail and conscientious oversight of all of the firm projects. Bob graduated in 1970 from University of Florida as a Member of the Gargoyle Honor Society.
Bob, formerly a Green Advantage Certificate holder and advocate of LEED principals demonstrates sensitivity to “green” construction, the environment and energy conservation. Proficient in computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) software, Mr. Taylor is knowledgeable about ordinances such as zoning, land development, building codes and life safety regulations and that public structures must be handicapped-accessible. He is knowledgeable in construction, i.e., proper materials selection, appropriateness for longevity, scale, light and aesthetics.
He is careful, conscientious, articulate and focused on architecture, the built environment, climate change and service to clients and our community.
John P. Bernal
Mr. Bernal graduated with his Bachelor of Design, Summa Cum Laude in 2016 and received his Master of Architecture in 2018, from the University of Florida’s School of Architecture. Mr. Bernal Joined RET in 2017 and was promoted to Vice President in 2018.
Ms. Amber started with the Firm in 1989 as a Drafter and has experience in Computer Aided Drafting using AutoCAD and DATACAD since 1990. Experience in Drafting and design since 1983.
Ms. Amber has been a Project Manager for various types of projects, including: Business, Religious, Assembly, Factory/Industrial, Educational, Office Buildings, Amphitheater, Waterfront Development, Residential and Historical Projects. Key work is coordination of Architecture with Civil, Structural, Fire Protection, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, and Fire Alarm Engineers.
Ms. Straughn joined RET in 2017 and has experience with facilitating office productivity and project administrative duties. Ms. Straughn received her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Faulkner University in 2013. She enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with family.