Smitha Vasan

Emerging Professional


Smitha joined IDEA with the start of 2019.  She has concentrated experience in corporate interior architecture, as well as with retail, hospitality, and residential projects.   A graduate of the University of Miami, Smitha brings an educational background that focuses on understanding the way that context influences and determines project outcome.  She has particular interest in the way that community development is influenced by design.  Smitha recently completed the Architectural Registration Exams and is an active participant in (and current president of) the Illinois Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.  Her spare time is filled with cooking, yoga, boxing, and great books.


Years with IDEA
Total Years Experience


AXP in Progress


Bach. of Architecture
University of Miami

Selected Experience

Various Corporate Interior Buildouts in Chicago

Mood Lifeclub – Miami, FL

Various Historic Restorations in Miami Beach, FL

Universal’s Cabana Bay Resort – Orlando, FL