Vincent D’Avena, Owner and President

 (703) 307-7860

After nearly a decade as an IT Business Consultant, designing and implementing improvements on existing business systems, Vincent decided to follow his passion by starting and owning a successful home remodeling company. It seemed only fitting that Vincent combined his two experiences into the one thing that seemed to be missing: an architectural design firm which works hand-in-hand to create beautiful designs, hassle free building and satisfied clients. Thus, Intellectual Homes, LLC was created.

 Vincent has enjoyed the construction environment since his childhood, working with multiple generations of his family on home improvement projects. This trade grew along with him to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy where he learned to maintain mechanical systems, steam engines, plumbing and, yes, even the ship’s kitchen and waste systems.

Initially looking for a career in the Marine Environmental field, Vincent earned his Masters of Environmental Science degree from The Johns Hopkins University. But after applying his degrees for a short time it was clear that owning his own company was his true calling.

Six years after creating an award-winning remodeling and construction firm, A.V. Remodeling & Construction, also located in McLean, Virginia, Vincent created Intellectual Homes, LLC, where he now has the opportunity to leverage his extensive experience in consulting, environmental management, mechanical evaluation and planning when working with the architects and designers on new custom homes, additions or renovations to ensure a seamless process for all of his clients.


Saira Smith, Communications Manager

Saira has been working with Intellectual Homes since early in 2015.  Saira brings with her an extensive amount of managerial experience and organizational skills, in addition to having experience working with clients, handling events, and assisting with marketing efforts. A native of Arlington, VA, she holds a degree from The Culinary Institute of America. She now works part time with Intellectual Homes, supporting the team and managing the office.


Amy Burns, Accountant

Amy joined Intellectual Homes in 2010 and has helped transform our accounting and internal office systems during her tenure with the company. With more than fourteen years of professional experience in accounting, Amy is system driven and loves to seek out new ways to improve the accounting process to increase both accuracy and efficiency. Amy is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, with a degree in accounting.  In 2012 Amy moved with her husband and two daughters to Oklahoma, and now works remotely from her home.