Mladjen leads M+Sa's interior design practice, managing projects through all phases of design and construction and guiding the treatment of interior architecture for many civic, institutional, and cultural projects. Her specialized knowledge is applied to the planning and design of interior environments that promote health, safety and welfare while supporting and enhancing the human experience. She has expertise in designing within historic contexts, is committed to solutions that are beautiful and functional, and is adept at planning projects to best serve end users.
Current theater projects include renovation of the historic Tivoli Theater and the adjacent Tivoli Center which will effectively address the need for additional accessible patron amenities and provide a new cultural hub for the city. This will include a secondary venue for cinema and performance as well as additional rehearsal and arts education space.
Recent theater projects include renovation and restoration of the historic Civic Theatre in Allentown, PA, where, among the interior updates, a new box office, lobby, patron lounge, and concession area were planned to increase patron space for a more comfortable and functional visitor experience. At the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN, Mladjen assisted with the development of a Historic Structure Report and Concept Design aimed at improving accessibility, efficiencies in patron flow, and maximizing support space for theater operations. She also coordinated the interior design for renovations to the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ, which will effectively address the need for additional restrooms and updated and accessible patron amenities including a re-planned box office, donor lounge, bar areas, audience seating, performer spaces, and a new flexible secondary performance space.
Current civic projects include the rehabilitation of and renovations to the Carter G. Woodson Home Historic Site in Washington, DC for the National Park Service; renovations to Edgewater, NJ's historic Borough Hall; and renovations to multiple office and public spaces at the Mid-Atlantic Social Security Center in Philadelphia; the Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia, PA; U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in Camden, NJ; and the U.S. District Court Courthouse in Greenbelt, MD, for the General Services Administration.
Mladjen assisted with the interior design of the Rutgers University-Newark Alumni Center, a renovation and adaptive use of a historic former residence and provided Construction Administration-phase interior design services for the renovation of Hill College dormitory at the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to her tenure with Mills + Schnoering Architects, Mladjen served as Interior Designer and Key Account Specialist with direct responsibility for maintaining corporate brand values through interior design for five national accounts.