Meet the Team

Paul Elgin, AIA, LEED AP



Bachelor of Environmental Design
Texas A&M University


AIA, Professional Member

Active Registrations

Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia


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.


Danielle DeChick-Rupli, IIDA, LEED AP



Bachelor of Interior Environmental Design
Cazenovia College


IIDA, Professional Member
LEED AP, Member of USGBC


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.


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