About Us

Do the thing you love and success will follow. Our president, Dean Maddalena, first found this thing as an architect; later, he found it in interior design. When he designed the interiors for two senior living high-rise communities in Tokyo in the 1990s, he found not only love, but passion.

Dean cofounded StudioSIX5 on June 5, 2003. As an interior design firm specializing exclusively in senior living, Dean’s goal was to raise the bar, to elevate the design discourse for senior living communities. No more institutional design aesthetic. StudioSIX5 would create communities with inviting interiors inspired by hospitality and residential sources. Our communities would seem more like hotel resorts or luxury condominiums.

We want the residents of the communities we design to feel at home, and to feel a sense of belonging. We bring this focus to each of the communities we design, at all levels of care, whether in Boston, San Diego, Seattle or Miami. We are experts in senior living design, creating interiors that celebrate life, increase marketability and improve occupancy rates. We partner closely with our clients, offering our expertise to provide thoughtful design, smart solutions and superior quality.




  Karla M Jackson StudioSIX5    John Greenlee StudioSIX5    Dean Maddalena StudioSIX5       


At our studio in the heart of Austin, we cultivate a fun and relaxed environment where creative energy and innovation are nurtured. Our culture is built on our enthusiasm for giving back to the communities where we work. We strive to create fresh, inspired living spaces to celebrate life. That’s our calling. Our culture is also designed to foster personal and professional growth. We encourage our team members to express their natural talents, expand their skills and engage with the world around them. Working together, we uncover new possibilities and deliver the best results.

To explore career opportunities with us, please contact us at 512 476 6501 or careers@studiosix5.com.