John Beard serves as design director overseeing production, John has 29 years’ experience for firms in Mississippi, New York and Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Mississippi State and is licensed in Mississippi and Tennessee. John spent 10 years working in historic preservation and on commercial projects, developing a design sense that sets B+R’s work apart. His work is influenced by early years with well-known Mississippi architect Sam Mockbee. Away from the office, he enjoys gardening, cooking, travel and spending time with his dogs.
Dale Riser serves as firm manager in charge of operations. Dale’s 25 years of experience includes 5 years with nationally recognized Lake/Flato Architects and work in the federal sector as a project manager. A licensed architect in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas, Dale holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a B.A. in Technical Writing from Louisiana Tech. A LEED AP since 2004, he has led the firm’s direction towards high-level design work that is responsive to the local climate and respects its context. Married with two children, he enjoys sports, trout fishing, reading historical non-fiction and being involved in the Episcopal church.