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About Us

Mission & Vision

We believe the human condition is improved through positive tangible experiences.

We advocate for these experiences.

We design buildings and craft sites that are conduits for such experiences.


Our Team


R. Dean Scott  |


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Dean began his professional career with Drake/Pattillo & Associates, Architects, Inc. in Jacksonville.  He worked for the firm during the summers of 1987 and 1988 while in graduate school and was retained as a full time employee in 1989.  Dean was elected Vice President of Drake/Pattillo in 1994 and President in 2000.  The firm changed its name to R. Dean Scott, Architect, Inc. in 2006.  Dean currently serves as President of the firm.  He has a breadth of experience in educational facility design, ecclesiastical design, primary care and urgent care facilities, military facilities, corporate offices, retail establishments and food service facilities.  Dean often consults with banks and lending institutions regarding their construction loan processes.  He has reviewed over $350,000,000 of construction projects for lenders.

Dean earned his Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida in 1987 and his Master of Architecture from the University of Florida in 1992.  He has been licensed as an Architect in the State of Florida since 1994.

A member of the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville since 1998, Dean is consistently involved in community service efforts.  Pastimes include tennis, golf, boating and travel. 

Stacy N. Folkers  |


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Stacy worked with R. Dean Scott, Architect, Inc. during graduate school and has been a full-time employee since June 2017. In 2019, she earned her initial architect license in the state of Florida. Stacy coordinates and manages projects from schematic design through the construction phase. She utilizes techniques such as 3D modeling and rendering to create design visuals.

Stacy received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2012. She served as a teacher in West Africa with the Peace Corps from 2013 to 2014. She graduated with a Master of Architecture from Clemson University in 2017. Stacy has experience with residential, commercial, retail, ecclesiastical, and education facility projects.

Outside of the office, Stacy enjoys traveling and making memories with family. She is a Florida native and loves the multitude of experiences the state offers.

Alexander V. J. V. Sajonz  |


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Originally from Sweden, Alexander came to the United States in 2010 on an athletic scholarship.  Alex began his career at R. Dean Scott Architect, Inc. in 2016 as an intern interior designer. He works closely with the project team during all phases of design and construction.  Alex is versed in both 2D drafting and 3D visualization software.

He completed his studies Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where in 2014, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture. He is presently a candidate for licensure as an interior design professional having begun the NCIDQ examination process. 

In his leisure time, he enjoys playing golf, soccer, travel and the outdoors.

Alicia D. Olah  |


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Alicia started her journey with R. Dean Scott, Architect, Inc. in 2009 as an administrative assistant and was promoted to Office Manager in 2012.  In this role, she ensures that office services and operations are organized and run smoothly.  Alicia prepares payroll, processes accounts receivable and accounts payable, drafts financial reports and correspondence and manages firm data and archives.
Alicia graduated in 2002 from Concord University in Athens, West Virginia with a Bachelor of Business Administration.  As she worked for Mountain State University in Beckley, West Virgina, her hometown, she earned her Master of Strategic Leadership in 2005.  Her dream of residing in Florida came true in August of 2006. 
Alicia is fond of spending time with family, friends and her church community.  She takes joy in cooking and nutrition, fitness and the outdoors, camping, travel, art, beach activities and paddle boarding.


History of the Firm

Gordon + Drake, Architects was formed in February of 1958 when H. Lamar Drake joined the practice of W. Stanly Gordon, AIA. In 1963, Charles E. (Pat) Pattillo, III joined the practice. The firm was known as Gordon, Drake & Pattillo, Architects from 1963 to 1969. In 1969, after the resignation of Stan Gordon, the firm became Drake/Pattillo & Associates, Architects. The firm incorporated in 1975 and continued under the name Drake/Pattillo & Associates, Architects, Inc. until December 31, 2005. On January 1, 2006, the firm changed its name to R. Dean Scott, Architect, Inc.

Lamar Drake retired from the firm in 2005. He most recently served as vice president and shareholder. Pat Pattillo retired from the firm in 1994. R. Dean Scott, AIA assumed Pat Pattillo’s role as vice president in 1994, became a shareholder in 1997 and president in 2000.

Career Opportunities

R. Dean Scott, Architect, Inc. is a full service architecture firm located in downtown Jacksonville. Our practice emphasis is in commercial, ecclesiastical and educational facility design.

RDSA is fully staffed at present. However, staffing conditions occasionally change. We invite qualified architecture students, recent graduates, intern architects, licensed architects and similar professionals with an interest in our work to submit their qualifications for review.

Submit inquiries to:

R. Dean Scott, AIA | President
R. Dean Scott, Architect, Inc.
126 W. Adams Street, Suite 602
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

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