Melissa was very young when her father, an Airman, moved the family from Austin to Dallas. Quite shy growing up, she was completely surprised when she realized she actually enjoyed socializing as an adult. She credits the design industry for this transformation.
Her first venture into the world of architecture happened in the 6thgrade. Influenced by her Western roots, she designed a cowboy-boot-shaped house, complete with the pool’s diving board on the bootstrap. Hooked, she continued to explore the many facets of architecture, design, and fashion all the way into college.
Melissa’s favorite part of a project is when the symbiotic collaboration of client and team net out in the end. She finds it immensely gratifying to see a final product make so many people happy. She keeps busy in Richardson, Texas with her husband Steve, her cat Scout, and her dog Duchess.