The Ionic Team

D. Eugene Thompson

D. Eugene Thompson

President/Founder/Sr. Architect

D. Eugene Thompson brings an innovative approach to architecture and design. As the founder of Ionic DeZign Studios, he has achieved distinction throughout the community as a theorist, artist, teacher and architect.

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Regaina Thompson

Regaina Thompson

Vice President

Regaina studied business management at Oklahoma State University. Serving as Vice President, her responsibilities include general business administration, oversight and management of the firm’s finances and human resources

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Dahlia Washington

Dahlia Washington

Director of Restaurant Architecture

Dahlia joined IONIC at the onset of her career as an Intern Architect which allowed her to strategically tailor her education while gaining valuable field experience.

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William Henry Harris III

William Henry Harris III

Director of Religious Architecture

“Harry” Harris founded William Henry Harris & Associates (WHHA) in 1983 after working with other Virginia architectural firms for several years. With a focus on the design of Sacred Space, he has served more than 300 churches in the central and Tidewater Virginia regions.

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Moti Marziano

Moti Marziano

Senior Architect

Moti Marziano joined IONIC after 15 years as the Director of Architecture and Principal of another local architecture firm. Moti relocated to the United States from Israel in 2003.

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Daniele Garcia

Daniele Garcia

Architectural Associate

Originally from Brazil, Daniele completed her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Urbanism in 2010. Prior to her relocation to the United States and her current position with IONIC, Daniele ran her own Architecture firm.

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Chris Warren

Chris Warren

Architect

Since graduating from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors of Architecture in 2011, Having worked mainly in residential construction, he has a multitude of experience in low-income housing, multifamily residential, and single-family homes.

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Aaron Payne

Aaron Payne

Associate Architect

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Aaron Payne attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, obtaining his professional degree in 2015. He started his architectural career with IONIC in the Spring of 2016.

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Bart McElfresh

Bart McElfresh

Project Manager

The hallmark of Bart’s design work is the creativity and resourcefulness to successfully resolve technical design requirements while achieving and maintaining a high degree of aesthetic appeal on a project.

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Gideon Thompson

Gideon Thompson

Director of Operations

Gideon came to Ionic DeZign Studios after graduating from Oklahoma State University and entering the financial industry in Colorado Springs.

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DeZignosaurus Rex

DeZignosaurus Rex

Creative Muse

DeZignosaurus Rex is an IONIC veteran, encouraging the team to step away from lackluster or uninspired designs, and up our collective game.

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Join Our Team

As our firm continues to grow and adapt, our focus remains on our mission of designing and creating quality projects that bring our client’s vision for their buildings to life. From the simplest project to the most complex and challenging one, our staff and designers are enthusiastic and devoted to each project’s success.

Now that you know a little about our team and our story – we’d like to hear yours! We are always looking for creative, talented architects and designers to join our team, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss your experiences and projects.

Tell us a little about yourself, and share your story, your resume and your portfolio.

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