Todd Howard Ezrin, NCIDQ, LEED AP
Todd is a proud, third generation Washingtonian. His interests in art, architecture, and design were formed early on through exposure to cultural experiences, both at home and abroad. Prior to founding TOBE DesignGroup, Todd worked for leading architecture and design firms in Washington, DC. He has completed residential and commercial projects throughout the mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest. Todd holds degrees in Interior Design from Marymount University and in Business Management from Ithaca College. He is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification, and by the US Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
He believes that the goal of any well-designed object should not be to merely satisfy a basic need, but to do so artfully and thoughtfully. It should strive to engage the senses; to elicit an emotional response. Good design is much more than form following function.
Working within these disciplines, Todd creates beautiful, memorable, sustainable, and timeless spaces. Inspiring a client’s enthusiasm and earning their trust is what supports his bold signature, a touch of the unexpected that distinguishes every project.
Phillip Johnson once said that all architecture is shelter. “A truly great piece of architecture is meant to be stimulating and comforting to all who interact with it.”
As designers, you could say we know a thing or two about social gatherings. Wait, what? Yes, social interaction actually ranks high on the list of elements to be considered when designing a space with open floor plans and common areas as central hubs. Adding to our social repertoire, Sharon Levy will help us navigate murky social media waters while also keeping our blog fresh and informative.
Sharon originally hails from Washington, D.C. but now calls the Seattle area home, where she with her family. She holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, encompassing graphic design , marketing and communications. As a former advertising art director, Sharon dabbled in copy-writing with her creative team so it wasn’t a huge leap for her to take on the task of writing our blog each week. In addition to blogging, she will dust off her marketing skills to take our good ole’ fashioned, word-of-mouth reputation to an even greater audience.
So follow , share, tag, tweet, pin, review and like us — heck, love us!
Growing up in DC and attending UMD makes Marsha think she’s boring, but we think she’s got a lot to strut with the many hats she’s worn. Aside from being our Office Manager extraordinaire, Marsha has been married 26 years, raised two grown young men, taught preschool and enjoys scoping out construction sites and model homes when not having fun at work with us.
Though she never pursued a career with her degrees in Urban Studies and Government & Politics, they do provide insight into the political show for which DC provides a front row seat.
Things have a way of coming full circle and Marsha’s love of home construction is no exception — she loved drawing floor plans as a kid and recently survived living at home through a complete house renovation. So if you’re looking for advice, she’ll probably have a thing or two to say!
Fresh off the campus of Radford University, Kerianne Bieger decided she was ready for a new adventure and made the move to Washington, DC to pursue her interior design career. Armed with a BA in Interior Design and minors in marketing, management and entrepreneurship, this native Jersey girl adds a youthful perspective to our team.
Kerianne draws much of her inspiration and creativity from one of her heroes, Walt Disney. Her personality and design mentality are evidence of this, along with her favorite quote, “the creative adult is the child who survived.” She brings this vision and energy to every aspect of her life, both personal and professional.
While Kerianne’s chosen field is interior design, her backup plan was to become a stunt woman. It’s no surprise then, that she is happiest exploring new ways to satisfy her adventurous side and can check many places off her bucket list.