Sharmila Tankha, AIA

Sharmila Tankha, AIA

Vice President, Design Principal

Sharmila brings over 22 years of experience designing hospitality and mixed-use projects, sensitively weaving together complementary aspects of hospitality, retail and entertainment in delivering world class destinations. Sharmila first joined JERDE in August of 1994 and served as project lead for Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in California and Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, among several other notable international projects. During her brief departure from the firm Sharmila founded Starq Design in 2015, and was also previously an Associate Vice President and Design Director at WATG. She has been the creative force behind numerous and significant projects throughout the U.S., Asia, Middle East and Africa. These have included urban master plans, mixed-use developments, integrated resorts, and urban hotels. In her current role at JERDE, Sharmila oversees the firm’s Orange County office and provides design leadership on a variety of projects.