Mary M. Johannesen, AIA, LEED®AP

Principal / Director of Senior Living

About Mary

Mary is a principal at K&A and leader of the firm’s Senior Living studio. In specializing in the design of residential and healthcare environments for older adults, Mary has established K&A as one of the preeminent firms providing design services for these specialized environments. She is passionate and committed to creating person-centered spaces that promote wellness and dignity, while making a distinguished impact on the community in an environmentally responsible way, while her attention to detail and comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of designing for seniors has made the firm an industry leader in the marketplace.


Mary’s knowledge and leadership in the field has resulted in successful senior communities and centers that sustain and address the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of older adults. Her experience includes planning and design of a wide range of communities from active adult to continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) to adult day care, with a specialty in PACE and LIFE Centers.