Mel graduated from the Victoria University School of Architecture over 20 years ago. She has since collaborated on a wide range of urban and architectural projects, mainly in Christchurch, Wellington and The Netherlands. Her works have included tertiary, commercial and large-scale hybrid buildings, along with residential, community, landscaping and masterplanning projects.
Mel has also tutored design at Victoria University School of Architecture and judged on NZIA and University awards panels.
Following the Canterbury earthquakes, she became a founding member of the community-led Coastal Pathway project, a public space and infrastruture intervention linking damaged coastal suburbs.
Mel’s passion lies with good design, and the ways in which it will contribute to a richly vibrant, diverse, sustainable and accessible Christchurch.