Anna Melendez

Anna Melendez

New York, NY, US



I am a hard and conscientious worker, a quick learner and I like to pay special attention to details. I have good communication skills, I enjoy collaborative team work and I am eager to take part in international projects to broaden my experience. 



Scott Henson Architect, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager

As a Project Manager I deal with exterior restoration and historic preservation projects, building surveys and inspections. I work in all phases of the design and construction process, preparing construction drawings according to the NYC building code and zoning rules and regulations, keeping regular contact with clients and contractors. I also manage the firm’s website and social media.

Aug 2013 - current

Solar Decathlon Europe, Madrid, ES, Volunteer Architect

I have participated in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 as a Volunteer Architect, for both the assembly and disassembly of the solar houses in the Infrastructures Area and as an observer for the competition. I have taken part in the control of the construction site, the reception of materials, the distribution and coordination of the different construction equipment and machinery, assistance to the different teams involved in the competition, linguistic support, etc. I have worked with students from all around the world with a common goal towards sustainability and efficient housing. I have been able to improve my fluency in French and Italian, while learning about efficient and sustainable construction and gaining an in-depth knowledge of the organisation and planning of a construction site.

Aug 2012 - Oct 2012


Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, ES, MArch, Architecture

I obtained my Master's degree in Architecture from the Madrid Polytechnic University, Spain. My final thesis project was a Time Bank which is an interesting solution for moments of economic difficulties. In this project I have dealt with all phases of architecture including building design, structural design, construction details, landscaping of surroundings, etc., developing the project with the guidance of a director from the projects department and a director from the construction department.

Sep 2002 - Feb 2012

Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy, Architecture

I spent a year in Italy with an Erasmus grant, where I also worked in teams and learnt to collaborate and acquire an appreciation of other people's experiences and points of view. While I was there I participated in a group project which lasted a year to restore and renovate a 17th century convent, drawing the plans, studying the pathologies and proposing an action plan for its rehabilitation.

Sep 2006 - Sep 2007

Brno University of Technology, Brno, CZ, Safe Structural Design

I attended a B.E.S.T (Board of European Students of Technology) course in the Czech Republic on “Safe Structural Design” in Brno, where I had the opportunity to work side by side with students from all over Europe from different disciplines and we had to learn to reach a consensus on how to organise the tasks we were assigned.

Sep 2006 - Sep 2006

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