Melissa Meyer, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C has provided design and technical services to members of the AlA and the general public for twenty-eight years, while simultaneously pursuing her passion for architecture for community oriented projects, including architecture for urban communities in transition and civic buildings that represent the identity of a place. She is committed to the creation of human-scaled places of value and significance that are defined by the ability to recognize context, serve the common good, are built to last and promote a return to good craftsmanship.
As a LEED AP in Building Design and Construction, best known for her ability to understand architecture as a product of cultural evolution, Melissa skillfully interprets the local vernacular using new building techniques and the latest building technologies. Her role in more than thirty significant projects (listed here) ranges from schematic design, design development, and construction documents, to project coordination, project management, permitting and construction administration.
Melissa has a keen interest in restoring and maintaining historic places. She was instrumental, along with leading preservationists and historians, in changing the City of Miami's demolition permit application process to protect Miami's remaining historic landmarks. As a dedicated community leader, she has served on the Executive Board of Directors for the Coconut Grove Collaborative, a non-profit organization that strives to improve the quality of life in Coconut Grove's Village West community by supporting local businesses and by developing affordable housing in conjunction with the University of Miami. She has contributed her design and technical services to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, NC and to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami.
Melissa has been using Autocad since 1992, and she is proficient in Sketch-Up, In-Design, Photoshop, and numerous rendering programs. She is also certified in Building Information Modeling (Revit). Most recently she has been sharing her experience with the Miami Dade College School of Architecture and Interior Design as an Adjunct Professor where she teaches an Architectural Design Studio, Theory of Architecture, Architectural Materials & Construction, Architectural Communications, Computer Aided Design and Revit.