The Ionic DeZign Studios (IONIC) story began in 1999 when founder and president, D. Eugene Thompson, established a firm dedicated to custom architectural design with a more personalized approach. What started as a company of one, quickly grew. Designers and architects worked together closely to support a value system where client relations are paramount.
In 2003, to accommodate growth, we moved to our current headquarters conveniently located in the Town Center area of Virginia Beach. In 2007, we expanded our space, designing a creative, functional workplace that reflects our commitment to the environment through our use of reclaimed and repurposed items.
Dedication to each project and our personal commitment to its success led to numerous repeat clients. In 2015, IONIC teamed up with the former William Henry Harris & Associates (WHHA) firm to open a second office in Richmond, Virginia. WHHA focused on religious architecture with more than 300 churches and church-related projects completed over nearly 35 years. Our collaboration with the team in Richmond allowed us to further expand our capabilities and both offices now serve a wide variety of projects.
With our current reach and breadth of work, we cover thirteen states and have specialized in restaurant, retail, religious, office and financial institutions. Not to mention our strong portfolio of historic projects along with multi-family, residential and educational-based designs. We have the technical support staff and consulting partners to complete any project, providing services in initial programming, planning, design, construction documentation, specifications and construction management, to produce a turn-key product that meets your requirements and exceeds expectations.
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.
So, now you know our story - we’d like to hear yours! We welcome the opportunity to discuss the growth and development of your project. Contact us for a consultation to explore how we can help you.