Our Vision

To design an environment that is a key element to your business's success.

Our Mission

SMART consists of custom teams of interior designers, architects and graphic designers whose primary goal is creating functional and appealing spaces that revolve around the way you do business. We thrive on designing spaces that inspire creativity, enhance work ethic and productivity, and give you the advantage in your marketplace.

About Us

We're a client-focused firm that understands your need for cost and time efficiencies. Principal Manda Wallbridge forms custom teams of independent designers for each project—  based on its size, type and required specialties—and you benefit in two ways: cost-savings and focused expertise. For smaller projects, you'll receive in-house service from Manda, including personalized attention that will lay the foundation for a valuable long-term relationship.

About Manda

Architecture and interiors must have been in Manda's genes. A Missouri native, she daydreamed about redeveloping dilapidated buildings while visiting St. Louis as a child...and it didn't take long for her to get started. She moved to San Diego in 1996 to embark on her design career.

After receiving a bachelor of fine arts from the Design Institute of San Diego, she started her career at the acclaimed firm, The McCulley Group. Manda gained significant experience in the aesthetic side of design and excelled technically on projects including Burnham Real Estate, La Jolla Spa MD, and California Bank & Trust.

Manda added architecture to her skill set while employed at a small Pacific Beach firm and working on projects including Wendy's, Panera Bread, and Eastlake's Canyon Plaza Shopping Center.

Realizing her true passion is between buildings' walls, she started a partnership, Bloc Studios, where her successful design projects included the San Diego County District Attorney's South Bay office, Seacoast Commerce Bank and SDSU Bookstore.

Forming SMART, where she takes center stage, allows her to focus on her goal of helping clients achieve their dream of creating a successful business!

Our Community Support

Manda believes it’s important to be good corporate citizen, so she represents SMART as a board member for Photocharity, a non-profit organization that focuses on saving homeless youth. Its fundraising activities support San Diego Youth Service's Storefront, the only emergency homeless shelter for kids 12-17 in San Diego, and House of Hope Beds for 18-24 year olds. Manda is passionate about empowering these at-risk kids to become productive adults, and encourages you to learn more at www.savehomelessyouth.org.