Adaptive Reuse & Historic
Bachelor of Architecture, Kansas State University
Melissa is a project manager and graduate of Kansas State University. She is also a native-born Kansan who has been in love with architecture for as far back as she can recall. During her time at B+A Architecture she has worked on a variety of projects including custom residential, multifamily, restaurants, and adaptive reuse. She specialises in historic architecture as well as accessibility.
After attaining her degree, she interned in downtown Kansas City, MO. She has extensive philanthropic service experience, having served on multiple not-for-profit boards. These include the AIA Topeka board, the Historic Jayhawk Theatre, Constitution Hall Free State Capitol of Kansas, Heartland Visioning Taskforce, the Topeka Mayor’s ADA Advisory Council, and a nomination to the Topeka Mayor’s Economic Development Taskforce.
Melissa finds inspiration in the natural landscape and in rural vernacular architecture. For Melissa, architecture isn’t only what she does, but who she is. She believes that her role as an architectural professional is to serve, and she shares in the dream of the clients and in the joy of supporting those dreams to become reality.
Melissa has a wide range of interests, from travel and photography to costuming and cryptography. She is an avid urban explorer and loves to find inspiration in the environments around her, yet finds the greatest architectural inspiration when travelling.