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 Dorlini
John DorliniPrincipal Architect
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 Dorlini
Theresa DorliniPrincipal Interior Designer | Creative Director

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 →

Jeff Armstead
Jeff ArmsteadArchitect

I joined CIRCLE in June 2017 as an Architect and Project Manager for our growing design/build division, CIRCLE Design Build… read more →

Josh Plott
Josh PlottDraftsman, Project Manager
In 2015, I came on board and quickly worked into the position of draftsman for our construction drawings, becoming proficient in Revit software. As our need for project management grew, I stepped into the role of project manager and enjoy seeing projects develop and come to life… read more →
Cathy Keith
Cathy KeithBookkeeper
I started with CIRCLE Design Studio in April 2014 when Theresa and Stefanie were cranking out designs from the home office and John was still working full time at a large firm in Roanoke. Before starting my own accounting and bookkeeping service, I studied Business Administration… read more →
Adam Guilliams
Adam GuilliamsBusiness Manager
I started with CIRCLE Design Studio in September 2017. After eleven years with a Fortune 50 company, I was elated to bring my vast knowledge of Business Administration and Human Resources to CIRCLE. I quickly realized that my job was to try and not to get in the way of this outstanding team of creators… read more →
Emily Borg
Emily BorgDesign Intern
After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2018, I joined CIRCLE as a design intern. Being an intern, I assist the team in various ways, whether that means putting together sample boards, designing graphic layouts, or even structuring the materials library… read more →