CIRCLE Design Studio's award-winning, multi-disciplinary approach has successfully implemented design concepts in a variety of settings from healthcare to high-end residential.  Whether new construction or renovation, small or large in scope, we bring together a team of collaborative, seasoned professionals who prioritize both quality of design and craftsmanship as well as overall vision.



I · Pre-design

From your initial contact with us, our primary focus is to listen and ask questions.  We need to know your vision, expectations, time constraints, and budget as well as aesthetic and functional needs.  Every successful design project is built on a mutual understanding gained in the initial interview and maintained by continued communication throughout the process.

CIRCLE immediately recognized illogical uses of space in the floor plan that we had been working with and came up with great ideas (and a wonderful design) to better meet our needs.
— Richmond Client

II · Schematic Design

Once we determine your needs, wants, vision, and constraints, we begin drafting 3D renderings and digital mood boards.  The features are refined as we make decisions regarding specific design elements while also considering application and possible pre-existing conditions.

John and his design team cut away odd angles, took down walls, flipped rooms, and gave us a crisp, clean layout. They took the best advantage of our large windows that overlook the James River.
— Richmond Client


III · Design Development

In this final stage of design, we drill down to the smallest detail to ensure we have everything we need to bring the project to life.  This includes detailed floor plans, materials, finishes, lighting and plumbing fixtures, and much more.  We take great care in maintaining your overall vision, while also focusing on seemingly inconsequential details and considering installation of each material.

IV · Technical Drawings

Our team of Architects work closely with our Interior Designers to produce the drawings needed to acquire necessary permits, request bids, and complete construction.  Whether you hire CIRCLE Design Build to carry out construction or work with an outside contractor, we will walk with you through the entire process.



V · Construction Administration

Once construction begins, we conduct site visits, hold progress meetings, and provide any additional drawings needed to ensure your vision becomes reality.  We understand how stressful the construction process can be and we take pride in our ability to see a project through to completion, whether that means serving as your Contractor or working collaboratively with an outside Contractor or Builder on your behalf.

In spite of the geographic distance between the CIRCLE office and our project, Theresa and John were very engaged in on-site planning and construction oversight providing detailed construction drawings and a specification binder that allowed us and our builder to more effectively communicate.
— Richmond Client

VI · Finishing Touches

Interior details such as furniture and soft furnishings are an important element to a functional, livable home.  Whether your budget allows for entirely new furnishings or you need to work in existing pieces and family heirlooms, our Designers will provide you with a space plan and 3D renderings so you can "walk through" the space.

From the initial meeting, the subsequent mood boards and proposal, the coordination and timing of delivery for furniture (miracle), the little touches of decorator items, the touch free delivery and staging, and delivery of final items and installation.....Theresa, John and their team have been our divine providence in buying this house and turning it into a home that we love.
— Smith Mountain Lake Client


Bethesda Renovation

Bethesda Renovation

Richmond Addition

Richmond Addition