Meet the Team

Paul Elgin, AIA, LEED AP

Owner

Education 

Bachelor of Environmental Design
Texas A&M University

Certifications

AIA, Professional Member
LEED AP

Active Registrations

Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia

Bio

Mr. Elgin is the founding principal and owner of FOCUS.  He has approximately 20 years of experience in various base-building and interior projects within the architectural field.  The genres of these projects typically include commercial, retail and secure facility sectors of design and construction.  Within the commercial interiors sector, Paul has been able to participate in a variety of project genres.  These services included traditional corporate office and retail design as well as design for corporate firms who contract with the United States government.  Some of these companies have entrusted Paul with projects by sponsoring him for multiple security clearances.  Paul's unique skill set, utilizing training and practice as an architect and his experience in corporate, retail and secure interior environments, imparts confidence to clients for any project.

Direct:
571.384.1535
Cell:
571.221.9542

Aaron West, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

Associate

Education

Master of Architecture
Virginia Tech

Master of Science in Architecture & Building Systems
Virginia Tech

Bachelor of Science in Architecture
University of Virginia

Certifications

AIA, Professional Member
NCARB, Certificate Holder
LEED AP, Professional Member (USGBC)
Certified Building Plan Examiner (ICC)

Active Registrations

Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia

Bio

Mr. West has approximately 15 years of experience in commercial, government, retail and base-building design.  He has experience with all aspects of design from conceptualization through to the design drawings, construction documents and construction administration. He brings a hands-on management approach to all of his projects and is heavily involved in projects that require intense coordination and complex design solutions.
 

Direct:
571.384.1532
Cell:
703.638.5660

Danielle DeChick-Rupli, IIDA, LEED AP

Associate

Education

Bachelor of Interior Environmental Design
Cazenovia College

Certification

IIDA, Professional Member
LEED AP, Member of USGBC

Bio

Ms. Dechick-Rupli  has an extensive background in the design of corporate office interiors, restaurants and hospitality projects, spas, and law firms.  She takes an active approach to all projects and is intimately involved with the design of each.  One of Danielle’s major strengths is directing the FOCUS design team to work with the client’s needs and budget in order to create a unique design experience on each project.  Her strong client skills and leadership will guide the client through the process from initial concepts to the final product.  Her passion is demonstrated through her work and relationships that are created.

Direct:
571.384.1533
Cell:
571.289.3747

Erik Tjossem

Project Manager

Direct:
571.384.1536

Marshell McGhee, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID + C

Senior Interior Designer

Direct:
571.384.1538

Jon Rodgers, LEED AP ID +C

Senior Interior Designer

Direct:
571.384.1539

Stephanie Aranda, Allied ASID

Interior Designer

Direct:
571.384.1546

Dawn Skoog, IIDA, ASID

Interior Designer

Direct:
571.384.1541

Hang Rock Cho

Graphics Designer

Direct:
571.384.1544

Rami Cohen

Interior Designer

Direct:
703-527-2280
Cell:
703-887-8326

Greg Cottrell

Accounts Payable/Receivable

Direct:
571-384-1531

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