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John Dorlini

Adjunct Instructor

John Dorlini is a Virginia native and design practitioner with professional licenses in architecture, interior design, and general contracting.  His company CIRCLE Design Studio ( offers multi-disciplinary and turnkey services from concept to construction to furnishings. John worked seven years in the educational sector and was administrator for the first LEED Gold school west of the Blue Ridge Mountains in VA. His inspired brush-with-greatness was a summer internship in Berlin working for deconstructivist Daniel Libeskind.

Multi-disciplinary design solutions and collaboration, poetics, design concepts and diagrams, 3D modeling, design build and constructability, interior branding, construction documentation and detailing, pro practice.

ITDS 3044: Interior Design Studio III

Selected projects have been featured in these local and national magazines: WV Living, R-Home Magazine, SML Laker, Roanoker Magazine, Abode, Nest Realty, Furniture Lighting and Décor Magazine, Cottage Journal

2008-2023 Winner of 47 ASID/IIDA IDEAS Awards across categories of Residential, Multi-Family, Corporate, Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare, Institutional, Historic Preservation, Showhouses, and Custom design - including 4 Brightest IDEAS.

2005 AIA Emerging Professional

4-time winner of The Sun Devil 100, awarded to fastest growing businesses owned by Arizona State University alumni.


M.Arch, Arizona State University

B.S. Interior Design, James Madison University