Our Design Team leads the industry in hospitality innovation.
Rabun Architects is made up of a dedicated group of talented and professional architects and designers committed to excellence. Our experienced staff comes from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, providing quality and uniqueness in every project we undertake.
JOSEPH E. RABUN, AIA
As the firm’s President, Joe is responsible for the direction and overall success of the firm. With a 50-year career focused on hospitality and residential projects, his design and planning talents are widely recognized in the industry. Joe has been extensively involved in all Rabun Architects projects, including over 200 hospitality and residential-oriented commissions. He maintains a direct line of communication with each client to ensure satisfaction in all aspects of design and production.
ROBERT W. RASCHE, AIA
Over the past 37 years at Rabun, Bob has managed projects totaling over $500 million. In addition to design responsibilities, Bob is proficient in consultant coordination, budget analysis, and construction administration, ensuring that the final execution of the project meets the goals established in the design phase.
DANA W. RECTOR, AIA
As a Principal, Dana is responsible for the overall satisfaction of our clients and the ultimate success of projects under his care. With over two decades of experience in the area of hospitality design at Rabun, Dana has become a trusted and valuable resource. He has experience with a wide range of projects, including renovations of large and complex nature. His dedication, patience, and leadership ability have contributed greatly to the ongoing success of the firm and our record of client satisfaction.
RICHARD ELLISON, AIA
Design Principal, Richard Ellison, has over two decades of experience in hospitality design. His technical expertise in both design and technology has made him a valuable member of the Rabun team. Richard leads BIM resource management at the firm and ensures every digital architectural model is produced to the highest quality standards.
Ross Buchanan has been with Rabun for over 20 years, serving as Principal and Project Manager for numerous hospitality projects and renovations. His thirty-year career spans project types including residential, civic, adaptive re-use, and historical preservation. Ross has a keen eye for detail, employing his technical expertise in the field on the construction of some of the most complex projects at the firm.
TAYLOR FRENCH, AIA
KATY THORPE, AIA
SANDY DUONG CHATMAN