About Our Founder

Connie Wittich

Creative Interior Design elevates culture, life, and business. Branded design tells the story and sells. Our clients routinely land in INC Magazine and Fortune Magazine as the best place to work.

I am the founder of Metropolitan Studio and co-founder of Current IE. Both companies are catalysts for creating one-of-a-kind spaces for residential living, senior living communities, multi-family, higher ed, corporate, resorts, hospitality, along with cool projects that spark our interest.

We started our journey in 1997 after working in an architecture firm and learning the trade. I was a leading member at Erickson Living Development Group during the early start-up years. I also had a start-up, Sportzwave, which we sold in 2010. A background in business, interior design / interior architecture, and illustration lets us see things that others do not.

We create dream spaces that inspire creativity, innovation, imagination, and profitability. I aim to provide an atmosphere that reflects the company’s culture, inspires the employees and clients, and spurs further innovation.

I am an avid golfer and intermediate skier. I enjoy traveling the United States and Internationally.

Design Principal

Chester Bartels

Chester routinely designs significant new developments around the country for a wide range of Fortune 500 Companies, progressive start-up companies, and wellness ventures in the healthcare industry.  Chester is at the forefront of emerging businesses and trends that enhance Clients Brand Essence. His immersive approach sits squarely at the intersection of purpose, story, and economics as his process focuses on connecting design products to business growth. Today’s poetic architecture, interior design, and graphic design solutions center around a wide range of complex criteria. It includes human experiences, social behaviors, and critical economic drivers that define our clients.  The combination of these factors shapes our solutions and informs our process.  

Chester is a Design Principal with Metropolitan Studio.  He charges forward with giving our clients the most creative designs to elevate their business and enhance their surroundings. 

He specializes in and enjoys creating wellness environments, retail and hospitality experiences along with branded, unique spaces.  

He is a former principal with Clockwork Architects based out of Kansas. Colleagues have nominated his wide-ranging market expertise as design distinction by the American Institute of Architects and the US Green Building Council on the State and Local Level.

Chester enjoys working on his farm with his wife and daughter when they are not on their boat cruising the Chesapeake Bay.

He takes pleasure skiing with his family in New England and resides in Annapolis, Maryland.

Our Services

Our services include Interior Architecture, Interior Design, along with purchasing and procurement. We also work on an advisory level, including providing workshops, visionary sessions, coaching, space allocation studies, public speaking arrangements, art selection and packaging, and additional services.

We work on projects that stir our passion and transform environments to elevate businesses, families, attract highly skilled employees, and easily entices new clients. We use our proprietary ten-step process to create inspirational environments, and our projects and clients win national and international awards. Our clients are routinely listed in Inc. magazine and Fortune magazine as the best places to work.

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Success Stories

…If you are looking for a one-stop-shop from concept design to installation to create a unique, customized, thoughtful, functional interior environment, there is no one better than Connie…
– Mark E. | Summit Vista
…I have worked with hundreds of designers, and project managers over the years, and Connie Wittich is definitely in my “Top 5” of best ever to work with….
– Chris K.
…If you are looking for a one-stop-shop from concept design to installation to create a unique, customized, thoughtful, functional interior environment, there is no one better than Connie…
– Mark E. | Summit Vista
…I have worked with hundreds of designers, and project managers over the years, and Connie Wittich is definitely in my “Top 5” of best ever to work with….
– Chris K.

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Awards

SC&H Group has been named among the Top 100 Accounting Firms in Accounting Today, “Future 50” List by Smart CEO Magazine, and a multi-year winner of the “Best Place to Work” by the Baltimore Magazine and Inc. Magazine.

We are thrilled to be a leading member of the design team for the SC&H Corporate Offices in Sparks.

We created a classic elegant style that projects a stream of positive energy from mixing and combining various textures, colors, patterns, etc., for the interiors.

“People want to be inspired. Engaging environments build commitment and character. The memorable, exhilarating, stimulating atmosphere is essential to attract the best of the best team members. Cool, beautiful surroundings is an important element to create innovation and greatness.”

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In Bali, the Royal Venya Resort received the International Property Awards- Best International New Hotel Construction and Design. It also earned the Asia Pacific Property Awards- Best Hotel Construction and Design Indonesia.

We thoroughly enjoyed being included by the inPLACE Design team and working on this exquisite resort.

The design team focused on using the outside and surrounding landscape as inspiration for the interior design. There was a focus on various textures and natural materials with a neutral color palette to let the greenery and the surrounding rice patties be recognized and appreciated in all of their beauty and glory.

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Summit Vista Life Care Community has been published in the Utah Style & Design Magazine and was named in the “Best Workplaces for Aging Services” by Fortune Magazine for the past two years.

Collaborating with creative teams leads to innovative projects, which then result in awards.

Creating exciting and beautiful spaces increases efficiency and positively influences a company’s culture. A company’s culture attracts the best of the best and affects the retainment of team members long-term.

Our clients routinely end up in influential magazines and win awards for their company’s culture. They are recognized with awards for thinking out of the box on their projects and subsequently because they are movers and shakers.

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