Melissa grew up in Taber, Alberta before receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge. In 2016, Melissa graduated from the University of Calgary with her Masters of Architecture and since then has worked with both FAAS Architecture and Lemay on a range of building typologies including adaptive re-use, historic rehabilitation and multi-family mixed use projects. In her current role as Design Lead at Lemay, Melissa coordinates and mentors an internal group of designers working to synthesize project inputs to produce a human-centred architecture that meets client's spatial and social goals.
Melissa's projects have been recognized with a City of Calgary Mayor's Urban Design Award (Rosedale Affordable Housing) and a MASI Silver Medal in Retail Design (Phil & Sebastian Stephen Avenue).
Thank you to Kristen Lien, Grace Coulter-Sherlock, Mike Farrar and James Andalis for your teachings over the past 7 years. The knowledge and experience you've shared has been invaluable to my professional growth and I couldn't have achieved this milestone without your support.
Thank-you as well to my family for their never-ending love and encouragement. Finally, to my husband Tom - we've both sacrificed and celebrated on this journey together and this achievement is as much yours as it is mine. Love you!