Melissa Chapman-Smith

Melissa Chapman-Smith

Philadelphia, PA, US



As an aspiring architect with several years of small-firm experience and a master's degree from the BIArch, I  consider projects on an urban scale keeping in mind social, economic, and environmental context and consequences over time. I am talented at 3D modeling programs and competition-style conceptual design, and am interested in the relationship between experience and technology. My professional experience encompasses residential, commercial, and civic projects, in which I often put to use my knowledge of sustainable building practices. Also, I have provided design/build solutions for landscape and interiors. While currently employed as a 3d modeler working with digital scanning, I am seeking an opportunity to develop myself at a firm that produces thoughtful and well-crafted architecture.


Meridian Associates, Cherry Hill, NJ, US, 3D Modeler

Jun 2012 - current

Energy Reconsidered, Philadelphia, PA, US, Co-founder, research and development

Apr 2009 - current

H2L2 Architects Planners, Philadelphia, PA, US, Archivist

Nov 2011 - Dec 2011

Stimulant Design, Philadelphia, PA, US, Designer

Aug 2008 - Aug 2010

International Design Clinic, Philadelphia, PA, US / Mumbai, India, Intern

Mar 2008 - Jul 2008

P Studio, Solopaca, IT, Designer

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Haverford Community Association, Philadelphia, PA, US, Intern

May 2006 - Aug 2006


Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, School of Architecture

Sep 2002 - May 2008

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