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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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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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Corrie Marziano

Corrie Marziano

Corrie Marziano began work with Ionic DeZign Studios in April 2021. She started her career in the field of interior design and later decided to pursue architecture.

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Carol Curtis

Carol Curtis

Carol Curtis joined Ionic DeZign Studios, Inc. in December 2021 as a Contractor Administrator. Carol brings more than 30 years general contracting and construction experience to the IONIC team, including all type of Federal, State and Commercial projects.

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Nicholas Rumsey

Nicholas Rumsey

Nicholas Rumsey is a 24 year old American, and has been living in Brazil for 15 years. He graduated from Architecture and Urban Design school at the Federal University of Paraná, where he discovered and nurtured my passion for architecture.

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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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