Live | Work
Design | Transform
ArtVIA is an award-winning design firm, offering workspace strategy + design centered on the Art of Living + Working Well for residential and commercial space. Our design philosophy is centered around the improvement of human experiences, feeding the mind and engaging the senses while enabling productive interactions in a physical environment, either At Home or At Work.
Our Workspace Strategy + Design team works with organizations to create cost-effective workplace solutions that improve organizational effectiveness and foster collaborative engagements consistent with corporate culture and values.
Our approach starts with customized Workspace Strategy, the preferred path of setting successful workplace projects apart from costly ones that don’t produce results. This is a dynamic alignment of the organization’s goals, future business outlooks, then we drill down to the needs of its occupants and visiting customers. In an aim to create a measurable employee satisfaction supported by workspace environment and design, we also offer change management to build consensus, buy-in, and engagement of employees input into space solutions.
Ultimately, elevated work experience is achieved through company-specific alignment of physical space configuration and desired human interactions into a rich physical work environment mix – from buildings, acoustics, lighting to private offices, cubicles, open desking, meeting rooms, quiet rooms, maker’s spaces, and brainstorming hive – finding the right agile mix, has a significant effect on people’s behavior and performance.
artVIA workplace strategy + design solutions create an environment where employees and customers are engaged in value creation for the business as an integrated whole. Through our targeted approach towards creating activity-based and efficient use of office space that was previously static and dedicated, often unoccupied and expensive, predictably leading to a twenty to fifty percent improvement in asset performance.
The flexibility of choice for employees to be at their most productive in a variety of work settings will increase opportunities for face-to-face and virtual collaboration, and facilitate vital business priorities such as knowledge sharing, and innovation. Considerable cost savings associated with the real estate portfolio, due to space-reduction opportunities and altering workspace allocations can be achieved.
Over the last decade, she has a proven track record in leading artVIA to deliver award-winning design solutions and highly-praised consulting services that her clients cherish.
Ariana Smetana, also brings over 15yrs of international corporate experience, along with a unique mix of skills, talents from analytical and financial, to the ability of creating innovative solutions to business problems through the lens of design and visual & spatial problem-solving. This potent mix not only enables her and her team to create impactful design transformations but also they understand the underlying business levers companies need to use to achieve their business goals.
She has degrees is in Economics, and Interior Design, and professional skills that span over careers at PWC in London, UK, Continental Airlines and with Shell Oil in Houston TX.
She is a keen learner, continuously expanding her knowledge through research, conferences and professional developments to keep the pulse on trends that impact businesses. As well as, she evolves her design sensibilities and inspirations through extensive travels to places in the U.S.A., Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. Since 1997, she calls Houston home, after growing up and living in Zagreb, Croatia and as well as in London, UK.
Giving back is a way of life for Ariana, who is committed to giving back through her work and supporting numerous community organizations. Dear to her heart are social and community issues which focus on women and children. She passionately believes that empowering women will create a world that enriches communities, and it is a better place for us all.
She puts her passion behind many business and civic leadership causes and most recently she has joined the Center for Houston’s Future, to join forces in addressing matters of highest importance to the long-term future of the greater Houston region, by engaging diverse leaders, providing impactful research, and defining actionable strategies. Center for Houston’s Future (CHF) works to address matters of highest importance to the long-term future of the greater Houston region, by engaging diverse leaders, providing impactful research, and defining actionable strategies. She has also served as a long standing member and a Board member for the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, whose mission is to empower and help women reach new business heights. Year after year, she continues devoting her energy and time into supporting Recipe for Success, an organization for combating childhood obesity, along with supporting many other cause, like the Children’s Assessment Center which provides services to sexually abused children. She feels fortunate to be able to help others and support many philanthropic causes that make a difference in our community and to our future. Please check out the community organization websites to learn more about these great organizations!