Beard + Riser is an architectural firm serving design-and-cost-conscious clients who require problem solving and a high level of personal service.


Our responsive local access to high quality design and construction oversight results in a better process, fewer unknowns, outstanding solutions, and a process you can trust.

John Beard

John Beard has 29 years of experience for firms in Mississippi, New York City and Philadelphia.  He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Mississippi State and is licensed in Mississippi and Tennessee. John spent 10 years working in the rigorous field of historic preservation, while his design sensibilities have led in setting the firm's work apart.  His career was influenced through his early work with iconic Mississippi architect Sambo Mockbee. 

Dale Riser

Dale Riser has 25 years of experience in primarily commercial, educational and government sectors, including five years at nationally recognized Lake/Flato.  A licensed architect in Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama, he holds a Bachelor of Architecture as well as a B.A. in Technical Writing from Louisiana Tech.  His focus is continuing the firm’s delivery of high-level design work that is responsive to the local climate and respects its context. 

Christina Buschman

Christina Buschman has been with the firm  for 4 years.  She holds a Masters and Bachelor of Architecture, with a Minor in Historic Preservation, from Tulane University. She spent two years at Tulane working in the Office of University Planning, working on university space plans and projects. Christina's responsibilities include design and detailing of projects, interiors and graphic design.

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