Melanie Barnett

Melanie Barnett

New York, NY, US



Strong professional working at the intersection of architectural design and community impact. Specializations in corporate social responsibility and trauma-informed design. Proven ability to manage multiple projects while meeting challenging deadlines. Highly proficient in sustainable design concepts.


Essex County Planning and Economic Development Department, Verona, NJ, US, Urban Design Graduate Intern

• Assisted in the preparation of urban design feasibility and visioning studies.
• Developed new, innovative concepts for graphical communication to stakeholders.
• Generated environmental impact statements, fiscal impact analyses, land development and
site capacity reports.
• Prepared marketing and communications efforts including website and social media content.

Mar 2019 - May 2020

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Marketing Coordinator

• Coordinated and oversaw the development of professional, complex Request For Qualifications (RFQs) / Request for Proposals (RFPs) responses and portfolios.
• Produced high-quality press materials for projects spanning multiple market sectors including press releases, award submissions, case stories, fact sheets, news items, and event coordination. • Worked directly with the firm's senior leadership to create extensive written materials including
project narratives, firm bios, and fact sheets to publish on the firm’s website.
• Multitasked by handling a variety of large-scale proposals (80-200 pages in length)
simultaneously, each with unique components, while meeting competing deadlines.

Nov 2017 - Dec 2018

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), New York, NY, US, Marketing Coordinator

• Prepared proposals and assembled high-quality presentations in response to Request For Qualifications (RFQs) / Request for Proposals (RFPs).
• Created clear and elegant graphic layouts for marketing collateral.
• Acted as a key contact and liaison between partners, design team, and external consultants. • Supported documentation production processes, including revision cycles, quality control
and print/electronic production to ensure on-time delivery of deadline-driven submittals.

May 2016 - Nov 2017


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, M.S. Urban Design

M.S. Urban Design
Master of Social Work, Advanced Generalist Practice and Policy Concentration Minor in Public Policy and Administration
Involvement: China Center for Global Policy
GPA: 3.96

Jan 2019 - May 2020

University of Maryland, College Park, MD, US, Bachelors, B.S. Sustainable Design Marketing

B.S. Sustainable Design Marketing, Individual Studies Program B.S. Architecture
Minor in Chinese Language
GPA: 3.5
Honors: National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Aug 2012 - May 2016

Areas of Specialization