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Meet the Team

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H. Pearce Scott


Pearce began his architectural career in high school working for several architects in historic Wilmington, North Carolina.  After receiving his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State he spent time practicing architecture while also designing and building furniture.  He returned to graduate school at the University of Illinois, Chicago where he received a Master of Architecture. Pearce has been a resident of the Lowcountry for over a decade and is active in the community where he sits on several local boards.

His professional experience includes residential design in a variety of styles, primary and higher educational facilities including multiple campuses for South University and the Art Institute, amenity structures, restaurants, office buildings and other commercial structures.

Pearce has a talent for listening and pulling together diverse wants and needs in creative ways.

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Allison W. Bonner

Associate Principal

Allison grew up in Boise, ID with a passion for the arts and her education. She took these talents to Boise State University and Savannah College of Art and Design, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture and a Master of Architecture, receiving the singular award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Allison is a licensed architect and a LEED accredited professional. Most importantly, she is a wife and mother of two.

The daughter of an engineer, she takes her knack for logic, problem solving, attention to detail (and stubbornness) and helps develop designs that are aesthetically beautiful, functional and personal to each client.

Allison is involved in all aspects of design, from concept through Construction Administration, to quality control and coordination with consultants, builders and clients.

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Amanda K. Jackson

Project Manager

Amanda grew up in Franklin, Virginia where she acquired the passion and knowledge of architecture at an early age having grown up in her family’s construction business.  She went on to further her design studies at Clemson University, locally and abroad in Barcelona, Spain, and received her Bachelor of Science in Design in 2001.  She continued her education at North Carolina State University and received a Bachelor of Architecture in 2006.

Amanda has experience in all aspects of design from urban planning, custom residential homes and historic preservation down to the smallest details of stone and tile, previously heading international buying and coordination of materials.

She has deep-seeded roots in the community and sits on the Town of Bluffton Planning Commission Board as well as the board of the Bluffton Historic Preservation Society.

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Sarah S. Kepple

Project Manager

Sarah is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a Master of Architecture. Kepple has been working in the architectural profession for more than 18 years and has extensive experience in the production of working drawings for residential and commercial projects including  historic preservation. Sarah specializes in Revit, a 3D modeling and construction document program, in which she is training the office to ensure we are on the cutting edge of drafting technology.

Sarah’s enthusiasm for architecture started at an early age.  Growing up in a historic house in Virginia inspired her to start drawing floor plans at an early age.  When her family moved to Naperville IL, she furthered her architectural knowledge by taking drafting classes in high school and received first place in a State Architectural competition. After enjoying many years in Savannah, Sarah and her family recently relocated to Bluffton.

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Evan R. Goodwin

Architectural Associate

Evan grew up in Greenville, SC with a love of art, design and music.  He began his architectural career as an undergraduate at Clemson University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a minor in Business Administration.

Evan continued his education at the University of Oregon, where he earned a Graduate Teaching Fellowship and received his Master of Architecture degree with an advanced study in Sustainable Practices in Housing.  After graduating, Evan moved back to the east coast and relocated to the Lowcountry to begin a full-time internship with Pearce Scott Architects in 2015.

In the office, he helps clients visualize their projects with conceptual 3D models, hand-drawn schematic renderings and construction documents.  Evan is currently serving as Secretary of the AIA Hilton Head/Bluffton chapter and studying to take his exams to become a licensed architect.

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Molly Dennison

Architectural Associate

Molly grew up in Grand Haven, MI and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architecture from Judson University in 2011.  She developed an interest in architecture in Fifth Grade when her parents noticed her love of math and art and encouraged her to research architecture.  This passion for the built environment led Molly to take as many of the engineering, architecture, and art classes her high school had to offer.

In college, Molly focused on traditional architecture and Urban Planning as well as traditional presentation techniques including hand drafting and rendering, architectural watercolor, and sketching.  These skills helped Molly get her first job in Beaufort, SC where she gained real life experience in Urban Planning and the distinct style of the Low Country. As a vital team member at Pearce Scott Architects, Molly loves contributing to the effort of creating personal designs for each client.

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David McKinley

Architectural Associate

David grew up in Bluffton, having moved here in 1996 from Kingston, Massachusetts. David started his Architecture career at Norwich University, in Vermont. He later transferred to Savannah College of Art and Design where he earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees.

David’s introduction to construction started at an early age through his work with his family’s electrical business which sparked his interest in Architecture. Through his interest in mechanics and logistics David has developed an eye for detail.

In the office David specializes in BIM (building information modeling) technology in a collaborative environment. Outside the office, McKinley spends his time enjoying and caring for his daughter.

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Erin H. Harwell

Business Administrator

Erin was born in St. Thomas, USVI and soon moved to Jacksonville, FL where she grew up and fostered her love of the ocean, sun, sand and shark teeth hunting. She attributes her talent for detail and structure to her dad, who is a retired air traffic controller; where precision is everything.

Erin started college with a focus on early education but quickly realized that her passion and skill for numbers and financial accounting was suited more to business management. She has honed her skills in various industries working her way from bookkeeper to the position of financial controller.

In 2011 Erin and her family moved to Bluffton where her husband started a biofuels company and she plays an active role at her childrens’ school. She now considers Bluffton home and loves the low country way of life.

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Maggie R. Scott

HR/Business Manager

In an office of creative minds, Maggie has the wonderful role of keeping the engines working and all details addressed. This plays well to her professional experience and innate interest in streamlining, organization, and oversight. For the past ten years she has worked primarily as a stay-at-home mother raising two children and maintaining order over a busy household. Prior to that, she worked for several years as a Human Resources professional at Corning Precision Lens and 3M.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Since moving to the area in 2003, she has come to love the Bluffton-Hilton Head area, enjoying the people and climate of the Lowcountry, a wonderful place for the Scott family to call home.