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Entering our 39th year of business, Williams & Dean Architecture | Interior Design is proud to announce changes in the firm management and ownership.  New principals and ownership interests have been acquired by the following.



John Johnson joined Williams & Dean Architecture | Interior Design in 1996 and was made a Principal in 2006. John works directly with developers and contractors and plays an active role in various phases of each project from schematic design to construction administration. Although John has a wide - ranging project portfolio, his primary focus has been large scale, multi-family housing. Some of his housing projects include student residences and apartments throughout Arkansas and Kentucky. To each project, John brings his advanced problem solving skills, as well as his experienced design perspective.  

Chief Financial Officer


Heidi Stephens joined Williams & Dean Architecture | Interior Design in 2006 as Office Manager. Heidi graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with an Accounting degree and a Finance degree with Cum laude honors. Heidi is a proud alum of Mount Saint Mary Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas. With over thirteen years of small business financial experience, she is excited to expand into her new role of Chief Financial Officer. Heidi works closely with all Clients, Architects, and Interiors Department with a desire to make all transactions smooth and efficient.

Vice President


Jesse joined Williams & Dean Architecture | Interior Design in 1997.  Jesse has developed a high level of skill in many areas of architectural design and construction. He works primarily in retail, banking, hospitality, and office buildings. Mr. Peterson makes it a priority to maintain close contact with owners, contractors, and consultants throughout the life of a project. His hands on approach to problem solving brings the project team together and maintains the integrity of the project while promoting owner satisfaction.  

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