Affiliated Business: Metropolitan Studio
Connie Wittich, a principal at Metropolitan Studio, brings more the twenty-five years experience in development, business solutions, project management through the complete architectural design, building process and innovative interior design services.
Ms. Wittich brings together creative design teams to serve clients unique needs to increase and enhance their business goals. For KGRW, she creates business opportunities, leads presentations, performs spaces planning, exterior and interior material and color selections, lighting planning and design, furniture and art acquisitions along with turnkey services.
Over the course of her career, she has designs award winning interiors for senior living communities, libraries, academic buildings, performing arts centers, residence halls, and corporate brands in the United States and throughout the world. Turnkey services include specifying over 25 million in furniture, bidding or negotiating along with managing installations across the country.
In Ms. Wittich’s work for senior living projects, a specialty, her consistent goal is to create timeless, innovative environments that encourage youthful thinking, independence, adventure interaction and socialization for the older adult.
Psychology and physiology play a significant role in the design of multifunction, fluid, comfortable yet energetic spaces that project positive energy and excitement. Ms. Wittich’s knowledge and understanding of the owners’ business and the understanding of life cycle costs, maintenance, along with timeless design realize long-term financial viability.
As a graduate of the University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Virginia Common Wealth University, Richmond, Virginia, she played a significant role in the branding of the Erickson Living Communities during the early years and served as a leader in site acquisitions figuring out how to expand large campuses across the country. Each community consisted of fifteen to twenty-one buildings. She designed the format of the corporate building standards, which included a kit of parts to adjust per campus and site. The Erickson Living building standards enabled fast expansion for the next ten years.
Whether she designs Senior Living Communities, Corporate Environments, Higher Education, Restaurants among all others Ms. Wittich strives to incorporate social engineering, defined design elements, and goals to exceed the client’s aspirations and vision for their business.
Ms. Wittich is an NCIDQ and Maryland certified professional.