Melissa King

Melissa King

Jacksonville, FL, US


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I graduated in 2011 from Southern Illinois University with a Masters degree in Architecture and have about five years of experience working in the field.  I am on the path to licensure with all of my IDP hours complete and in preparation for the ARE.

After working at a firm that specializes in Institutional, Educational, and Government projects, I have had a hand in all aspects of the design process from Schematic Design to the production of Construction Documents and some Construction Administration in both AutoCad and Revit.  I also worked at a firm in St. Louis, Missouri that specializes in high-end residential architecture.  Because both of these firms were very small, I have been exposed to much of the office administration as well as some marketing material.

Currently, I am working at Load King Industries as a Project Manager and Design Lead.  We are a turn-key store package provider with clients ranging from local restaurants owners to franchisees all over the world.  Specifically, I have worked with Brix Holdings company on a variety of stores, Starbucks custom retail stores, and a few other local brands.

I consider myself a decision-oriented individual who is very dedicated to the improvement of the built environment through sustainable architectural means.


Load King Industries, Jacksonville, FL, US, Project Manager

Managing new and existing brand design, providing architectural design, engineering support, and construction services support

Jul 2013 - current

Schaub+Srote Architects, Saint Louis, MO, US, Intern Architect

CAD Drafting, 3d Modeling, Cabinet Design Specialist, Revit

Dec 2012 - Jul 2013

Wright Do-It Center, Murphysboro, IL, US, Cabinet Designer

Manage Kitchen/Bath Design projects from quote to completion.

Sep 2011 - Dec 2012

AIA Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL, US, Associate

Administrative Work, Updating/Creating web pages, Coordinating Meetings

Mar 2010 - Aug 2010

Wilder Architecture, Inc., Tampa, FL, US, Intern Architect

CAD Drafting, 3d Modeling, Invoicing/Accounts Payable, Administrative Work

Aug 2009 - Aug 2010


Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2010 - Dec 2011

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2009


Rouse[D] Competition Winner, 1st Place

This was a group design competition our 4th year as architecture students. Unfortunately the competition website is no longer active. This project is included in my portfolio as well as the site attached.


Reed-Custer Educational Foundation Scholarship, Scholarship

A committee of the Reed-Custer Educational Foundation will choose recipients based on their application, essay, transcripts, extracurricular activities, and community service involvement.


Areas of Specialization 


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