Since its inception in 2005, the husband and wife design team of John and Theresa Dorlini have expanded the CIRCLE family to encompass full-service design, including architecture and general contracting. Every CIRCLE member brings unique expertise and perspective to each project. Through creative collaboration, each team member contributes both to the big picture and the small details.
John DorliniPrincipal Architect
AIA, CID, LEED BD+C
Class A Contractor
“What’s the big idea? How do we get it done?” Many designers stop after the first question but I am specifically interested in seeing our vision come to life in the construction process… read more →
Theresa DorliniPrincipal Interior Designer | Creative Director
CID, ASID, NCIDQ
As co-founder of CIRCLE Design Studio my strength is seeing the “big picture”. I have 20 years of interior design experience practicing in Arizona, Florida, and Virginia, and I work closely with all our clients… read more →
Emily BorgJunior Designer
I joined CIRCLE after graduating from Virginia Tech in 2018 with my BS in Interior Design. As a Junior Designer, I assist our team in various ways – that includes modeling project spaces in 3D, putting together moodboards, and furniture procurement.
When I’m not at CIRCLE, I’m usually hanging out with friends, watching a good movie, and perfecting my skincare regiment!
Brittany NewmanJunior Designer
After earning my BFA in Interior Architecture from James Madison University, I gained experience in project management and residential remodeling. Later, I transitioned into commercial work as a CAD/engineering draftsman before joining CIRCLE
My role on the team is creating 3D models and construction drawings! When I am not at work I enjoy game nights with friends, family (or my cats) and reading a good fiction novel (to my cats.)
Casey SpeckCabinet and Construction Coordinator
I joined the CIRCLE team in November of 2019 just before graduating from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design with a BFA in Interior Design. I contribute to the team by generating construction drawings. I am our cabinet, counter top, and window shade expert, and have recently taken on the role of coordinator of our CIRCLE by Signature custom cabinet line.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family (including my two chihuahuas) and spending time outdoors.
I’ve been with CIRCLE since 2014! Before starting my own accounting and bookkeeping service, I studied Business Administration at the University of Alabama and spent several years in retail and banking management.
I’m an avid University of Alabama football fan- Roll Tide! I love to read, camp, and vacation at the beach with my husband and child.
Bekah MooreOffice Assistant
I became a part of the CIRCLE team in 2020, a year after graduation from Virginia Western Community College with a degree in Communication Design, but spent a decade participating in musical theatre prior to college. If there’s one thing my theatre days taught me, it’s that there’s always so much happening behind the curtains, whether at a show, or maybe even in our studio!
As Office Assistant, I am the woman behind the curtains: I run errands, place orders, greet our in-studio guests, and manage our social media platforms. Outside of work I spend most of my time baking, visiting coffee shops, and spoiling my cat!
When design matters, our family of interior designers, architects, and contractors is there.
CIRCLE is a multidisciplinary design firm that specializes in the art of problem-solving, the cultivation of new ideas, and the crafting of spirit-filled spaces where modern life is meant to be enjoyed.
We are a committed company, achieving common goals established by our clients by utilizing the strengths and gifts of our team of consultants and employees. We foster an atmosphere of open communication amongst everyone to bring concepts to life.
We are a disciplined company that strives to learn and find the best methods to achieve desired outcomes. Our initiatives for self-growth and rigor allow us to determine the viability of multiple design solutions.
We are an honest company that prides itself on relationships built on the foundation of trust and transparency. Our open office culture breeds wholeness through the practice of good ethics, moral standards, and an unwillingness to compromise the truth.
We are a design-passionate company, that prides itself on making the creative process fun and turning imaginative ideas into realities. Through beautiful and inspirational designs, we give our clients the ability to see how a space can be experienced in new and exciting ways.
We are a caring company, and through every facet of our business, we will maintain respectful relationships with our clients, partners, suppliers, employees, and the communities in which we work and live. From concept to completion, we take great pride in seeing our designs become a reality.
4240 Old Cave Spring Road, Roanoke, VA 24018