Q-Design - Firm Profile - Carrie Quinn and Hampton Roads Architect, Ron Quinn - Hampton Roads Architecture Firm - QDesign, Q Design

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Q-Design StaffQ•DESIGN, P.L.C. is a three-person architecture / interiors / planning firm founded in 1991 by architect and designer husband-wife team of Ronald A. and Carrie V. Quinn. The SWaM/"Micro" certified (#680500) firm is located at historic Fort Monroe National Monument.


Q•DESIGN, P.L.C. is a “generalist” firm providing a range of professional services for hundreds of governmental, commercial, institutional and residential commissions and has successfully completed projects with various local and state agencies, contractors, developers, and private clients. One of the primary goals is to work on a variety of commissions throughout our career in an effort to be a well-rounded architecture firm offering services for projects of all scopes, sizes and budgets. Our design approach is to integrate architecture within the positive aspects of the surrounding environment (buildings, street networks, open public spaces, etc.) while considering function, building code and zoning requirements, budgets and materials/life cycle/energy costs, and other important aspects such as client feedback, history, accessibility, community impact, and sustainable design.


Projects over the last 27 years cover much of the Eastern seaboard from Delaware to Florida and include work in urban, suburban, waterfront, and rural environments as well as at least 30 designated historic districts (and within other old and historic areas/structures). The firm is a member of Preservation Virginia and the National Trust. The firm is also currently licensed and insured (general, professional liability, auto) in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


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Ron Quinn - architect - QDesign Architecture - Hampton Roads, VARONALD A. QUINN, R.A., I.C.C. is a licensed architect with over 30 years of architectural and project management experience in several multi-disciplined Virginia and Washington, D.C. firms as well as exhibition design at the National Gallery of Art and urban planning work in the City of Alexandria’s Planning Department. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1985 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.



• Former Board Member, Kecoughtan
  Architecture and Applied Arts

• Former President of Hampton Rotary

• Former Board Member of Hampton YMCA

• Former President of Hampton 400
  Chapter of Business Network International

• Member of International Code Council

• Member of Hampton Yacht Club

• Past President of The Hampton Roads Assembly

• Member of St. John’s Church and Previous
  Co-Chair of Church Renovation Committee

• Member of Hampton Roads German Club

• Past Speaker at APVA Conference

• Former Member of Hampton Roads Cotillion

• Former Member of Olde Wythe Neighborhood Associations Board

• Participant in Downtown Hampton Master Plan

• Participant in Fort Monroe Master Plan

• Former Member of the Kecoughtan Corridor Master Plan Steering Committee

• Former Member of the Olde Wythe Redesign Team

• Former Member of the Fairlington Civic Association Board

• Former Member of the Fairlington Meadows Board and Past President

• Former Member of Hampton Heritage Foundation

• Former Member of Hampton Historical Society

• Sigma Phi Epsilon, Virginia Kappa Chapter at Virginia Tech



Carrie Quinn - architecture and interior design - QDesign Architecture  - Fort Monroe, VACARRIE V. QUINN is a designer and project manager with over 25 years of design and project/financial management experience. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and initially pursued a career in retail banking before joining two multi-disciplined architecture firms and one interior design company.



• Former Board Member of Riverside Behavioral Health Center

• Member of Huntington Garden Club

• Former Vestry Member of St. John’s Church

• Previous Co-Chair of St. John's Church Renovation Committee

• Former Member of Public Space Improvement Committee of
  the Downtown Hampton Development Partnership

• Past Speaker at APVA Conference

• Former Member of Olde Wythe Crime Prevention Team

• Past President of Fairlington Citizens Associations

• Former Editor of Fairlington Meadows Newsletter

• Former Member of Arlington Chamber of Commerce

• Former Member of Richmond Jaycees


Dylan ThomsonDylan Thomson is a 2016 North Carolina State University Bachelors of Architecture graduate. While in school, he worked on a wide variety of studio-based projects incorporating a variety of scopes and scales. Dylan's passion lies in historical preservation/reuse and residential design. Immediately following graduation, Dylan became an Associate AIA member. He joined the Q-DESIGN team as a full-time Intern Architect and has been fully immersed in a wide variety of commissions.