Having grown up with a Structural Engineer father as the owner of a design and development corporation in Puerto Rico, Ili’s passion for design and construction is in her blood. Since middle school, she has been sketching houses, inking drawings, and shadowing her father from drawing board to construction site. The benefit of this lifelong exposure and over 25 years of professional experience as an architect and interior designer is evident in Ili’s intuitive and encompassing approach to design and construction. Her ability to visualize a completed project before it even begins and to communicate this vision clearly, gives clients great confidence in the strength of the team and the success of their project. As founding partner and managing member of Terracotta, Ili oversees and approves the concept design, development and the implementation of all architecture, interiors and construction generated by the team. Ili is a long-time member of the Decatur community and an active volunteer for development. When she is not working, traveling, or horseback riding, she is at her coastal home enjoying beach time with her family and her dogs Ziva and Willow.
  • Northwestern University, Art History
  • Georgia Tech, M.Arch Architecture
  • Georgia Tech, BS Architecture
  • Ecole D’Architecture, Architecture
  • NCARB Registered Architect
  • NCIDQ Registered Interior Designer
  • ASID, Member GA Chapter
  • Contractors Association, Member GA Chapter
  • Decatur Business Association, Member
  • NAWBO, Established Member
  • Fluent in Spanish