Robert Taylor, AIA

Bob Taylor, 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

Citizen Architect

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.


Dianne Taylor

Dianne Taylor, Business/Operations Manager


  • University of North Florida, Doctorate, Ed Leadership 2009
  • University of Florida, Masters, Art History 2011
  • University of North Florida, Masters Public Administration 1999
  • University of North Florida (UNF), Bachelors , Art History 1996


  • UNF Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year 2019
  • UNF Values Award “Respect and Civility” 2014
  • Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2001
  • Rotarian of the Year 2018


  • Editor, Leadership Dynamics (2018), custom UNF textbook, SAGE Publishing.
  • Co-author, Life: The Untold Story of Charles Adrian Pillars, Jacksonville’s Foremost Sculptor (2020). Jacksonville Historical Society Publishing.
  • Contributing Editor: Flying Colors: the Life and work of Courtenay Hunt (2014). Rose Printing, Tallahassee FL.
  • Author, Master Site File application/acceptance Florida Division of Historic Resources No. PU 1811 (2018), National Register of Histor-ic Places: East Palatka Jail Stockade.
  • Author, Master Site File update, 2021, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Palatka.

Professional Experience

  • Professor. University of North Florida, 1999 to present date
    Art History and Introduction to Leadership
    In-person/online/hybrid delivery
  • Executive Director, Theatreworks, Inc., Jacksonville, FL
  • CEO/Owner, Dawood & Associates, Inc., Jacksonville, FL

Community Engagement 

    • Rotary Club of Palatka, 2015 to present date
    • Rotary Club of South Jacksonville, 1994-2005
    • GIFT Women’s Giving Alliance
      Charter Member, Director, 2016 to present date
    • Girls Can Annual Career Day, SJR State College Palatka
      Charter Member – Planning Board, 2015 to present date
    • William Bartram Frolic Annual Festival, Palatka
      Sponsor, “Passport to the Past” Education Day, 2016-2022
    • Putnam First Cancer Fund
      Executive Committee 2015-2018