JSR Associates, Inc. is thrilled to announce that Maria Lopez has joined the JSR team as our Director of Design!  Maria has many years of experience in the healthcare design industry with expertise in Senior Living, and is a great addition to our team.

Maria Lopez CHID, NCIDQ#8656, MD CID#459, SAGE, CASHE maria@jsrassociates.net

Maria Lopez
CHID, NCIDQ#8656, MD CID#459, SAGE, CASHE
maria@jsrassociates.net

Maria provides Principal level Interior Design, Interior Architecture and related services with particular expertise in Senior Living. She has worked extensively in broad project types and scopes with experience ranging from corporate projects to development of small houses for dementia care startups. Maria is recognized for creative solutions that support care models, and caregiver functionality while meeting financial goals and maintaining the resident as the focus of every project. Her emphasis in residential healthcare design is to provide residents with an environment that looks and feels like their own home while being functionally supportive for caregivers and families. Maria stresses that choices for these environments need to be familiar to residents and is a strong supporter of resident-centered care. Maria believes the level of care should not be evident by FF&E; the ability to provide care in residentially recognizable environments requires the support of the owner, caregivers and support staff. She reinvents existing medical models into residential environments and has developed products and finishes to support her designs. She completes large scale projects through specifications and installation of model apartments.

Prior to returning to her own design practice, Maria was the Director of Interiors for the Senior Living Studio of CSD Architects. She led national and international Senior Living projects across the continuum of care, as well as specialized environments including dementia care and hospice. Projects completed encompassed new construction of expansive campuses and renovation of existing spaces including occupied long-term care, memory care and hospice. She participated in Project Charettes, or work groups, which brought the stakeholders together to build consensus and develop project phasing. The Charettes included master planning, as well as repositioning. Maria was the lead Interior Design professional and the stand in for the architectural project managers during all phases of the projects. She also completed construction administration services during that phase.

Maria was the Corporate Design Consultant for Caretenders Healthcorp in Louisville, Kentucky while they expanded their adult day care centers nationwide. She completed site search, prepared based concept plans, and provided oversight for construction documents, FF&E packages, and specifications. She met with local jurisdictions to resolve all code related issues and provided construction administration and installation services. She established national standards for space plans and FF&E, which were modified to reflect the region and end users. Maria worked in 16 states for Caretenders from California to Florida to Maine.

Maria has a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She has focused her professional career on the interior environment passing the NCIDQ in 1990 and maintaining her Maryland CID in good standing ever since. She worked in the corporate and educational arenas before specializing in healthcare design for the past 28 years. She is also one of 50 Founders of The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID). Maria has been on the Board of Directors for AAHID since 2012 and is the current Board Liaison for the Test Development Committee; responsible for maintaining and updating the exam content through extensive item writing, review and editing. Her first board appointment was the Director of Credentialing, overseeing the candidate application and online portfolio review process. Maria developed an online application template for candidates to upload their required professional experience portfolio for review. She has participated in national conferences as a representative for AAHID and as a healthcare interior design subject matter expert. She served as juror for the Environments for Aging 2015 Design Awards showcased in the spring 2015 EFA magazine as well as the EFA Remodel Competition in 2016. She served as juror for the 2015-16 cycle of Design for Aging Review and Post Occupancy Evaluation which was published in the DFA Review. Maria received awards for community expansions, which were published in Design. Her well received design of a memory care space was the focus of a Post Occupancy Evaluation at an annual Leading Age Conference.  Maria was recently elected to the Sage Federation Board.

I have had the opportunity to work with Jane over the years on a myriad of healthcare design and senior living oriented accomplishments. We have travelled a parallel route in our careers; attending the same conferences, serving on the same boards, both fascinated with outcomes. I am very excited to join the JSR team whose collaborative process, approach and delivery are all about creating the best result to each project. The scope of services and knowledgebase surpasses typical expectations. We share the desire to bring resident focused solutions to as many people as possible and embrace culture change. The team is thoughtful and dedicated while being forward thinking about our industry. We are launching an educational series in the spring which will inform listeners on the relationship of environment and healthy aging. These are exciting times!
— Maria Lopez

HEALTHCARE, partial list

Almost Family - Maryland, Kentucky, Indiana, Connecticut, Florida, Alabama, Ohio, Virginia
Adult Day Care in multiple states, develop spaceplan & FF&E standards & implement
Bishop Gadsden - Charleston, South Carolina
Master Planning Charette & Community Commons Renovations including restaurants
Bridgewater CCRC - Bridgewater, Delaware
New construction of memory care component for existing CCRC
Capital Health Group, LLC - Pennsylvania
Refurbishing & renovations to owner’s properties
Carroll Lutheran Village - Westminster, Maryland
Health Care Center Renovations & Commons/Dining Area Expansion
Carroll Lutheran Village, Wakefield Overlook - Westminster, Maryland
Interior Design for 20 acre expansion including Cottages, IL Apartments, Wellness & Hospitality
Buildings Christian City CCRC - Peachtree, Georgia
Master Planning Charette
Culpepper Garden - Alexandria, Virginia
Capital Expenditures over several years including Commons renovations & support spaces
Elegano Konan - Kobe, Japan
Interior Design for new high rise CCRC including memory care & long term care
Good Samaritan Hospital - Baltimore, Maryland
Interior Design for MOB
John Knox Village - Lee’s Summit, Missouri
Interior Design for new IL Apartment Building & Model Unit & Virtual Tour
Johns Hopkins Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Baltimore, Maryland
Interior Design for new location
Keswick Multi-Care Center - Baltimore, Maryland
Interior design and architecture for new long term care building
Meadow Lakes CCRC - Princeton, New Jersey
Master Planning Charette
Meadow Lakes CCRC - Princeton, New Jersey
Interior Design for Phase 1 of Master Plan, New Apartment Homes
Meadow Lakes CCRC - Princeton, New Jersey
Interior Design for Commons refurbishing
Mease Manor - Dunedin, Florida
Master Planning with Executive Team
Mease Manor - Dunedin, Florida
Interior Design Reinvention Presentation for Commons
Mercy Ridge CCRC - Timonium, Maryland
Interior Design for Café Renovation
Mercy Ridge CCRC - Timonium, Maryland
Interior Design for Memory Care Reinvention, Renovation & Refurbishing
Mercy Ridge CCRC - Timonium, Maryland
Memory Care POE at Leading Age
Mercy Ridge CCRC - Timonium, Maryland
Interior Design for Independent Living Formal Dining Renovations
Mercy Ridge CCRC - Timonium, Maryland
Interior Design for Retired Clergy Apartments & Chapel
New Dawn Assisted Living - Aurora, Colorado
Interior Design for new memory care provider based on small house concept
New Dawn Assisted Living - Aurora, Colorado
Interior Design for Small House Memory Care Sales Offices
North Oaks Retirement - Pikesville, Maryland
Interior design for renovation of multipurpose room into upscale community venue
RD Jones & Associates - Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Living Consultant for Hospitality Designer working on memory care interiors
Sacred Heart Home - Hyattsville, Maryland
Interior design for bathing spa renovations in 100 year old masonry building
Sinai Hospital - Baltimore, Maryland
Interior design for physicians’ offices
St. Ann’s CCRC - Rochester, New York
Master Planning Charette
St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation & Nursing Center - Baltimore, Maryland
Interior design for culture change reinvention for long term care occupied multi story building
St. Johnland Nursing Center - King’s Park, New York
Interior design renovation of resident rooms, neighborhoods and public spaces-solved deficiencies
Stella Maris Hospice - Timonium, Maryland
Renovations & refurbishing of vacant floors to upscale hospice & amenity spaces
Stella Maris Long Term Care - Timonium, Maryland
Renovations & refurbishing of vacant floors to upscale long term care & amenity spaces
Symphony Manor Assisted Living & Dementia Care - Baltimore, Maryland
Rearrange community furnishings to functional arrangements and specify new FF&E
The Garlands of Barrington-Independent Living Apartments - Barrington, Illinois
Interior design for new upscale IL Apartment Building in existing CCRC
The Garlands of Barrington-Independent Living Villas - Barrington, Illinois
Interior design including custom millwork package for 2 story IL villas
The Lynmoore, Assisted Living & Dementia Care - Richmond, Virginia
Rearrange community furnishings to functional arrangements & model apartments
The Methodist Home of DC - Washington, D.C.
Interior design for Apartment Renovations including new stick built roll in showers, kitchenettes & unit standards
The Methodist Home of DC - Washington, D.C.
Interior Design for Assisted Living & Health Care Dining Reinvention & Renovations
The Methodist Home of DC - Washington, D.C.
Interior Design for Commons Renovations including Concierge, Lobby & Resident Social Spaces
The Methodist Home of DC - Washington, D.C.
Interior Design for Forest Side (gated memory care satellite campus)Refurbishing Great Room & outdoor areas
The Methodist Home of DC - Washington, D.C.
Forest Side (gated memory care satellite campus) , Dementia Care Consultant
The Methodist Home of DC - Washington, D.C.
Interior Design & architecture for Replacement Front Doors & Exterior Entry/Approach
The Methodist Home of DC - Washington, D.C.
Interior Design for Health Care Renovations
The Methodist Home of DC - Washington, D.C.
Interior Design for Model Apartments
The Methodist Home of DC - Washington, D.C.
Interior Design for Multipurpose Room Renovations
The Methodist Home of DC - Washington, D.C.
Interior Design for Wellness Renovations
The Peregrine Companies - Connecticut
Refurbishing & renovations to owner’s properties
The Rotunda Center for Independent Dialysis Foundation, Inc. - Baltimore, Maryland
Interior Design for new location
The Villas at Sunset Bay - Florida
Interior Design for refurbished furnishings
Williamsburg Landing - Williamsburg, Virginia
Interior Design for campus expansion including IL cottages & IL Apartments
Williamsburg Landing Wellness Center - Williamsburg, Virginia
Interior Design for campus expansion including Wellness Building with pool
 

CORPORATE & EDUCATION, partial list

Advo System - Columbia, Maryland
Alexis Logic - Columbia, Maryland
Almost Family - Baltimore, Maryland
Americom - Columbia, Maryland
Arbitron - Columbia, Maryland
Arium Architects, Inc. - Columbia, Maryland
Bank of Maryland - Baltimore, Maryland
Caretenders Healthcorp - Louisville, Kentucky
Catalyst Research-Special Battery Facility - Sparks, Maryland
Chesapeake Tile & Marble - Owings Mills, Maryland
Clean & Lean - College Park, Maryland
Colimore/Clarke Architects, Inc. - Baltimore, Maryland
Columbia Bank - Columbia, Maryland
Columbia Commercial Interiors, Inc. - Columbia, Maryland
Continental Realty - Towson, Maryland
Craftmatic of Maryland - Columbia, Maryland
Culpepper Garden - Alexandria, Virginia
Daka Restaurants - Pennsylvania
Distinctive Homes - Virginia
Easco/K-D Tools - Columbia, Maryland
Executone - Columbia, Maryland
Fairchild Industries - Olney, Maryland
Great West Life Insurance - Columbia, Maryland
Harbor Federal Savings & Loan - Towson, Maryland
Inner City Developers - Baltimore, Maryland
L & L Supply - Lutherville, Maryland
Local Government Insurance Trust - Columbia, Maryland
Machine Tech, U.S.A. - Columbia, Maryland
Management Technologies, Inc. - Columbia, Maryland
March of Dimes - Baltimore, Maryland
McCormick & Company, Inc. - Baltimore, Maryland
McLaughlin Architects - Columbia, Maryland
NationsBank - Maryland
Parkway Construction - Columbia, Maryland
Richtex Corporation - Baltimore, Maryland
Sandbower, Gabler & O’Shaughnessy, P.A. - Baltimore, Maryland
Security Enterprises Development - Ellicott City, Maryland
Towson State University - Towson, Maryland
University of Baltimore - Baltimore, Maryland
University of Maryland - Catonsville, Maryland
Westinghouse - Columbia, Maryland
Winchester Stone Company - Winchester, Virginia

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AuthorLauren Erickson