Operations Manager

When Abitare Design Studio first opened its doors in 2008, Maria was excited to contribute to its takeoff as an office assistant. In 2009 she left to gain professional experience and returned in 2014 to manage office operations. Maria draws from her eclectic backgrounds in customer service, account management, and office management to ensure staff and clients alike receive the attention needed for continued growth. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Maria appreciates the diversity of the city. She takes advantage of the growing food scene as much as possible and enjoys escaping into the Wissahickon trails with her dog, Bia


Abitare Design Studio brings a holistic approach to projects, blending impactful aesthetics with functional design to create innovative projects that enhance the human experience. No matter the size or scale of a project, Abitare prides itself on the level of detail we put into the planning and documentation to facilitate a smooth permitting and construction process. We work closely with our clients to ensure their expectations are met if not exceeded.


William Penn Award of Excellence: Townhome of the Year 2008

BIA Voice: Member Spotlight Summer 2009

ATAS International Award: Residential Townhome Façade 2017


  • Zoning Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Planning
  • Space Planning
  • Architectural Design
  • Construction Documents & Specifications
  • Construction Permitting
  • Building Permit Escalation
  • Engineering Services & Coordination
  • Interior Design
  • Millwork & Cabinetry Design
  • Interior Finish Selection
  • Construction Administration
  • Design + Build
  • Shop Drawing Review
  • 3D Renderings
  • Historical / Neighborhood Presentations
  • Modeling