CHELA BILBAO SMITH
Based in Within Studio’s New Orleans office, Chela is passionate about delivering creative solutions to our clients and leading for excellence with our teams.
Over her 17-year career, Chela has led interior design and architecture projects throughout Louisiana. She is a problem solver with a collaborative spirit and unimpeachable commitment to her clients. Chela’s diverse cadre of expertise includes hospitality, medical, corporate, and educational facilities design.
Chela’s strong creative and technical skills pair together across all aspects of design and planning. Her constant commitment to people, problem solving, and learning keep her inspired every day.
Prior to joining Within Studio, Chela worked with a large private corporation for 7.5 years and oversaw the space planning and interior design for nearly 600k square feet of space.
Chela is an award-winning licensed interior designer with a Bachelor of Interior Design from Louisiana State University.