In third grade, an architect visited Melanie’s school and asked the students to draw a plan of their homes. That moment, coupled with art classes since she was six and drafting classes in high school, jump started her interest in design at an early age.
Melanie’s attitude about architecture, at any scale, is the same–it should be personal. Having spent her childhood in upstate New York, Tokyo, and the Bronx, she was exposed to the differences in the human condition and believes that the opportunity for good design occurs in the places where people meet the build environment.
Melanie enjoys visiting art galleries, hopes to one day perfect her billiards skills, and is always in search of the meal that can give her the biggest “food hug.” Her family includes her husband, Rich, and her young son, Arlo.