When Andrea Caputo joined RATIO in 2017, drawn by the firm’s strong design capabilities and solid business sense, she brought over 20 years of experience that she now leverages as principal and leader of Chicago’s interior design studio.
With a deep roster and wide range of commercial clients, Andrea enjoys the intersections between sectors, noting the influence that workplace, higher education, hospitality, and other project types have on each other. For example, she’s closely observed Millennials’ ways of learning and working – seeking greater levels of fulfillment and engagement than their predecessors – and believes that understanding these generational shifts informs better design, and results in more enriching experiences across sectors. Her commitment to excellence has helped to grow RATIO’s presence in the marketplace, with recent wins ranging from a mixed-use creative campus in Chicago to a luxury hotel in Cairo.
Andrea grew up in the industry and developed a true passion for design that ensures her work feels far more meaningful than a job. She loves being surrounded by similarly passionate people and takes pride in the fact that the Chicago studio she’s helped to build is well-integrated, close-knit, and caring. She also works just as closely with clients to build relationships based on trust, understanding how personal interior design can be, and determined to help tell her clients’ stories through design. She’s thoughtful about the details and works side-by-side with clients and colleagues through every phase of a project to help bring a vision to life. A mom and a mentor, Andrea also sits on the board of the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.