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Snezana Smileva
B.Arch M.Arch

"I strive to create spaces that make people feel welcome, comfortable, and accepted. I am a true believer in universal design, and think its principles can be used to create well-designed spaces that everyone can enjoy."

Snezana holds a five-year Bachelor of Architecture from the Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, and a Joint Degree Master in Diagnosis and Repair of Buildings from the University of Seville and the Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria. When Snezana joined the interior design team at MJMA in 2018, her arrival followed years of experience in design for the corporate, education, recreation, and hospitality sectors. She has work experience in multiple countries, the most recent including time as architectural designer at Griskelis Young Harrell in Chicago, and as a technical designer / job captain at Gensler in Chicago and Toronto. Snezana has also volunteered her time as a five-year member of IAESTE Macedonia, and to the charitable design and build-out of high-need schools under City Year Chicago.