Melanie George

Melanie George

San Diego, CA, US



As a native of New Mexico and a college graduate of Arizona, I have cultivated a passion for the southwestern desert landscape and the opportunities that it offers to those who contribute to the built environment. While pursuing my undergraduate architecture degree at the University of Arizona's CAPLA, I was drawn to numerous design-build projects, as these opportunities allowed me to apply architectural theory to real-world applications. I am very much interested in how we, as architects, relate 3D environments into 2D graphics, and enjoy learning new programs and techniques that allow me to more fully and carefully articulate this transition.

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Nakhshab Development and Design, San Diego, CA, US, Junior Architect

I currently act as a project manager, architectural drafter, and construction administrator. NDD completes a range of projects, including custom single family residences, commercial buildings, and multifamily projects. I draft and organize complete construction document sets, coordinate and complete relevant corrections during the permitting process at the City of San Diego (including Discretionary Reviews), as well as packages for Civic San Diego approval. For the 'build' aspect of the company, I coordinate work from the various subcontractors, including the procuring bids and contract documents. Additionally, I coordinate and complete LEED documentation for both single family and multifamily projects.

Sep 2013 - current

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, US, Architectural Intern

During the summer months of 2010, 2011, and 2012 (May-August), I interned for the resident architect at the CMRR division of LANL. CMRR denotes the Chemistry and Metallurgical Research Replacement division, which was initiated to design and construct a replacement research facility on the LANL campus. I participated in the project by sketching and drafting design corrections/substitutions, as well as designs pertaining to outfitting the newly constructed portion of the project. In addition, I was in charge of organizing the complete record of project construction documents. Code applicability was also of importance, so I aided by finding and documenting the codes pertaining to the design issue at hand.

May 2010 - Jun 2012


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2013


Arizona Excellence Tuition Award Scholarship, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization