Alec Melkonian

Alec Melkonian

Glendale, CA, US

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Originating of Armenian lineage, I was born in Beirut, Lebanon and raised in Paris, France. My sharp set of skills as a passionate upcoming architect intertwined with an international background strives to inspire a strong sense of place making and transformative architecture. Geared towards a more forward thinking and wholistic approach paired with an intimate sensibility that engages the dynamic aspects of designing within real life parameters, my body of work bridges the dichotomy of concept to practice. By rigorously engaging both creatively and intellectually with the aesthetic and functional aspects of cutting edge design, innovation, and problem-solving, Joints and XRAY’s become the starting point of an architecture which prioritizes keen attention to detail, and values a high level of execution.

Salary requirements: $65,000+ annual 

Availability: Starting September 11



NuVu x AGBU Innovation Studios, Pasadena, CA, US, Innovation Studio Coach

AGBU Innovation Studios is a project-based learning atmosphere designed to bridge STEAM education with Armenian culture.

The studios encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration all in a supportive environment allowing middle school as well as high school students to engage with the current discourse as they sharpen their design and architectural skills.

Feb 2022 - current

Mossessian Architecture, Remote, Junior Designer (Part Time)

May 2020 - May 2022
Sep 2020 - Apr 2022

Austrian Museum of Applied Arts - MAK, Vienna, AT, Exhibition Designer - Vienna Architecture Biennale for Change

Conducting Research table for Special Topics in Architecture and it's execution within exhibition under a.o.Prof Anton Falkeis at Museum of Applied Arts for the 2021 Vienna Biennale for Change.

Topic: Generation and Transformation of Urban Metabolisms

Mar 2021 - May 2021

Mossessian Architecture, London, GB, Design Assistant (Internship)

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Undergraduate Program

Sep 2017 - Apr 2022

Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Vienna, AT, Exchange

Visiting student from SCI-Arc to the University of Applied Arts in Vienna - MArch 1

Studio Hani Rashid

Exchange term consists of a vertical studio for the Spring/Summer semester of 2021.

Feb 2021 - Jul 2021


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