Adaptive Reuse & Historic
Bachelor of Architecture, Kansas State University
Originally from Lawrence, KS, Melissa grew up in rural Kansas, and thus finds inspiration in rural vernacular architecture and the Kansas natural landscape. Having interned in Kansas City, MO. she attained a BARCH from KSU, 2004. After graduation she moved to Topeka, KS, where she invested time in philanthropic ventures and served on a multitude of boards and community organizations including AIA Topeka board, the Historic Jayhawk Theatre, Constitution Hall Free State Capitol, the Mayor’s ADA Advisory Council, and Heartland Visioning being among them. Starting a family brought her & her husband to Kansas City, ready to take on new professional challenges. Melissa has particular passion for historic buildings and adaptive reuse. Among her hobbies are hiking, yoga, tennis, photography, travel, and baking for family & friends. She especially appreciates works from Mies, Koolhaus, Gehry, and Gaudi.