Our Staff

PryorMorrow prides itself in maintaining the region's most creative and qualified architecture and engineering staff.

Roger A. Pryor

Principal Architect, AIA, NCARB

Specializing in historic preservation and authentic history reproductions, Roger Pryor has over forty years of academic and practice experience in architecture. A graduate of Georgia Tech and the University of Pennsylvania, Pryor was founder of PryorMorrow and continues to practice architecture in Mississippi and Alabama. An appreciation of the historic architecture of the Deep South influences Pryor’s design methodology and colors the aesthetic sensibilities of his practice.

Chris Morrow

Principal Architect, AIA, NCARB

Chris Morrow has over 30 years of professional experience and serves as a principal of PryorMorrow. He is responsible for design of major projects with an emphasis on K-12 educational facilities, collegiate projects and building envelope restorations. Morrow is a licensed architect in Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Arkansas. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is NCARB certified.

"I would like to design a building that requires zero maintenance over its lifespan. Design, instruction, documentation, execution and construction should all continue to improve and strive for higher quality. In the end, I hope I have motivated people to do things right the first time, whether this is a drawing line weight or a correct caulking technique."

Morrow is a past member of the Mississippi State University School of Architecture Advisory Council and the Mississippi State Board of Architecture. A native Mississippian and a graduate of Mississippi State University, Morrow has practiced since 1983.

Rud B. Robison Jr.

Principal Architect, AIA, NCARB

Rud B. Robison, Jr. AIA, a Lee County native, joined the PryorMorrow team in June 2001. He manages the Tupelo office and serves as a principal in the firm. He is responsible for designing and planning a variety of projects including K-12 education facilities, county and city projects, and religious facilities.

Robison began his work experience in the field of architecture in the summer of 1980. He obtained his Associate’s Degree in Drafting and Design Technology from Northeast Mississippi Junior College in 1976. He went on to graduate from Mississippi State University in 1981 with a Bachelor’s Degree from the School of Architecture.

Robison is a member of the Mississippi State University Hall of Fame and Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts. He has served as President of the Mississippi Chapter for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and remains a current member today. He has been a licensed architect in the State of Mississippi since 1987.

William V. Dexter Jr.

Principal Architect, AIA, NCARB

William Dexter serves as a principal architect at PryorMorrow. With over 20 years of architectural design experience, his portfolio includes an array of projects including K-12 educational facilities, master planning renovation and new construction of ecclesiastical developments. Additionally, Dexter has extensive knowledge in civic projects and local bond issue preparations.

Dexter is a 1996 graduate of Mississippi State University. He enjoys being an active member in the Tupelo community and has a passion for arts and entertainment. He serves on the LINK Centre Board of Directors and the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association’s Design Committee.

“The usability of designed structures must not be sacrificed by an overriding architectural gesture. Architecture ultimately belongs to the people that will inhabit it. Practicality tempers design.”

Jose Guadalupe Arellano

Principal Architect, AIA, NCARB

Arellano finds fulfillment in creating an architectural design that is functional and appealing to his current clients but also produces a sense of pride in the next generation of its inhabitants.

“We get creative and develop some great designs that not only meet our clients' program, budget and quality standards but also their vision.”

A graduate of Mississippi State University, Arellano focuses on industrial development design projects and academic work. His portfolio includes K-12 and community college work in addition to impressive industry and community revitalization master planning. Arellano’s passion for architecture along with Mississippi’s growth and development is apparent to all who know him.

As a native of the Golden Triangle, he makes time to be involved in the community through various roles including West Point Rotary Club member and West Point Clay County Arts Council board member. Arellano also enjoys traveling to Mexico to visit his family home.

Michael W. Taylor

Principal Architect, AIA, NCARB

Michael Taylor cares deeply for the communities he serves through his work. He feels a great sense of pride being part of a team that works tirelessly to ensure that the buildings he designs promote community growth and prosperity. At PryorMorrow, collegiate sports venues and technically demanding, problematic building renovations are Taylor’s main focus.

“I strive to not only provide quality design services, but also provide quality construction oversite so that the client has a quality product that we all can be proud of."

Originally from Bryant, Arkansas, Taylor headed a little further south and graduated from Mississippi State University. Outside of work, he is an avid outdoorsman and active in the Columbus Rotary Club and at his church, where he serves as a Royal Ambassadors group leader.

Corey Ravenhorst

Principal Engineer, PE

With nearly 20 years' experience in the design and renovation of mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems, Corey Ravenhorst provides a wealth of knowledge to the PryorMorrow team. He serves as principal engineer and has designed systems for a variety of buildings, including hospitals, jails, schools, research labs, office buildings and other building types. He is skilled in designing for both new building additions and renovations.

“Working under the same roof with the architects allows for closer communication between designers, which helps to eliminate issues during construction and provide the owner a building on time and within budget.”

Ravenhorst graduated from Mississippi State University and is a native Mississippian from Bay Springs. He stays active in the Starkville community as a Rotarian. He enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also is an avid college sports fan and stays active by hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors.

Roger Pryor, AIA

Founding Principal Architect

Chris Morrow, AIA

Founding Principal Architect

Rud Robison, Jr., AIA

Principal Architect

William Dexter, AIA

Principal Architect

Corey Ravenhorst, PE

Principal Engineer

Jose Guadalupe Arellano, AIA

Principal Architect

Michael Taylor, AIA

Principal Architect

Ashley Weekly, PE, BEAP

MEP Systems Designer

Clay Patterson, CDT

Construction Administration

Charlie Watson, AIA

Project Architect

Ben Kavalsky

Intern Architect

Stephens Daniel, AIA, LEED AP

Project Architect

Annaka Burton


Trey Symington, Associate AIA

Intern Architect

Becky Bell, CDT

Construction Administration Coordinator

Missy Stennett

Office Manager

Miranda Robinson

CADD Technician

Amy Barnes


Ian Smart

Intern Architect

Kortney Seal

Marketing Coordinator / Business Development

Cortney Whitten

Construction Administration Assistant

Elton Whitley

Construction Administration

James Hicks

Intern Engineer

Lisa Lytle


Tony Carr, PE

Electrical Engineer

Laura Ladd

Project Architect

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