Aadba grew up in a busy urban environment in India, which introduced her to the concept and usage of high-density spaces. The need for efficient planning was always evident and studying design seemed to be a probable solution to start with– driving her to pursue architecture. As an Architect-in-Training II in CSHQA’s Boise office she provides general architectural support on various projects.

She finds the conceptual and visualization stages of a project the most interesting as they are a storytelling version of how all the elements of a project come together. Her favorite thing about her job is making social interaction a fundamental component in design and is what drove her from the start. “A dialog between the environment and its users always seemed crucial in evoking a positive response, and I’ve always worked towards achieving that.”

Prior to joining CSHQA, Aadba worked on a couple of residential and retail projects. One was an interior renovation where she worked on a design style for regional features to come together, resulting in a flexible space to live, work and play. The result was quite transformative, and the client’s response was everything they hoped for. She also conceptualized the interiors for an office space and designed furniture accessories that were 3D printed for an exhibit during the Milan Design Week.

Aadba loves to illustrate when traveling and outdoors, eventually turning her creations into postcards. She is always on the lookout for new hiking spots and Idaho was a picture-perfect move. For an instant pick me up – baking sweet treats is her go-to.

The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA)
LEED Green Associate (LEED GA)


Aadba Rasheed, LEED Green Associate


Master of Interior and Living Design, Domus Academy, Milan, Italy, 2016
Bachelor of Architecture, BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India, 2015