FIRM PROFILE

Robert E. Taylor, Principal Architect

Robert E. Taylor, Principal Architect

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.

Contact: rtaylor@ret-tbd.com

John P. Bernal, Vice President

John P. Bernal, Vice President

John P. Bernal first joined Robert E. Taylor, AIA Architect P.A. (RET AIA), in 2016 as an Architectural Designer. In 2018, he accepted the Vice President position at RET after completing his Master of Architecture from the University of Florida. John believes in the importance of exploring design alternatives, rather than jumping into a project with preconceived ideas regarding client needs. He prefers to listen to clients and the users of a building to develop a design around their requirements for the project. With the seasoned eye he brings to every project, John can quickly see spaces and ideas three-dimensionally. His keen knowledge of building details assists him in creating architecture that appears to be effortlessly put together. John has designed multi-use sites, commercial structures, churches, residential homes, and healthcare facilities for regional clientele. John’s versatility, teamwork, and appetite for knowledge are welcome qualities at RET AIA.

Contact: JPBernal@ret-tbd.com

Johanna Amber, Project Manager

Johanna Amber, Project Manager

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.

Contact: jamber@ret-tbd.com