Ada Marie Smith is a Principal of InnoSpace, Inc.
Prior to becoming managing Principal of InnoSpace, she was employed at a furniture dealer and a facilities coordinator at PRC. She established InnoSpace, Inc. in Arlington, VA in 1991.
Since establishing InnoSpace, Inc., Ada has been involved in many large space planning projects.
Some more significant projects she has worked on include the Army Corps of Engineers in Baltimore (950 new workstations), the United States Secret Service field offices and headquarters, The Department of Education/SFA (DOE) in Washington, DC (1,300 new workstations), DOE Atlanta and the DEA San Juan.
In addition, Ada has played a pivotal role in many projects for the Military Sealift Command, NASA, the United States Coast Guard, the Pentagon, AFL/CIO, Navy Bureau Surgeon General, Naval Academy, WMATA, Aggregate Industries, the National Institutes of Health, and various other projects involving 200–500 workstations each.
Ada has participated on a daily basis on each project listed above as well as many others accomplished by the firm. She believes in being intimately involved with each project from it's inception through completion and insists upon a hands-on approach to each project. To achieve this, she has continually refined and developed the firm's operating procedures so that she may devote almost all of her time to the needs of InnoSpace's clients.
As with other members of the design team, Ada's role changes from project to project, depending upon the project team and project requirements. When she is not programming, planning or designing, she acts as design critic to the project.
Beyond her design accomplishments, she has developed a proficiency for many of the computer-aided design packages in use today. Her expertise in AutoCAD has been sought out by others. This has lead to the added role of educator and tutor.
Ms. Smith has also been significantly involved in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Interior Design Association. She is a Past President of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of IIDA.
She is NCIDQ certified and licensed in the District of Columbia as an Interior Designer. She volunteers her time to mentor and jury the practicum portions of the NCIDQ exam.