Growing up in Romania, Maria was exposed to both Western and alternative types of medicine. This experience—and a desire to capture beautiful places in sketches—led her to a career in architecture and a degree in homeopathy and health sciences. The combination? A passion for integrative medicine.
From serving as planning lead for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario, to facilitating bi-lingual user meetings for an award-winning healthcare project in Montreal, Quebec, Maria has been involved with projects that move the healthcare design forward. Now, her current goal is to lead the development of highly-integrated healthcare campus facilities that include natural gardens, peaceful multi-purpose spaces, and a variety of diverse practitioners.
It’s in these types of designs that Maria sees the potential for a holistic healthcare service that includes lifestyle support, medical care, warmth, and connection—a community hub for health and wellness. As a senior medical planner in our Los Angeles office, Maria will engage with our clients and our Healthcare teams to provide thought leadership and a collaborative approach to healthcare design.