Melina Pereira

Melina Pereira

Cincinnati, OH, US



Although originally from Brazil, I have lived overseas including Bolivia, Colombia, and United States. I have had professional experience in an array of projects including commercial spaces, government projects, and master plans.  During my architecture studies I developed an interest in the relationship between architecture and landscape as well as the concept of immersion, both areas that I would like to continue to explore in the future.  I also love the beach probably as much as I love cheese, which is a lot.

+Fluent in 2D and 3D AutoCAD, 2D and 3D MicroStation, Revit Architecture, Ecotect Analysis, Phoenics VR (Fluid Dynamics), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office, Project Vasari.


Lake|Flato Architects, San Antonio, TX, US, Architectural Intern

+Working on the documentation of MATCH, an arts center located in Houston, TX; the development and documentation of the Kinney Hotel, a 54-room boutique hotel located in downtown Corpus Chirsti; the development of a in-house publication in collaboration with the sustainability coordinator.

Aug 2013 - current

Gensler, Boston, MA, US, Architecture Intern

+Designed book, created diagrams, aided in presentation drawings and​ renderings for winning proposal for a 75,000 sf office building competition​; collaborated in design, created diagrams and aided in final presentation for master plan proposal of an office complex in Panama; collaborated in design and created documentation for a cafe space in an office building; created comparative analysis study of downtown Boston office buildings for marketing commercial spaces.

Mar 2012 - Aug 2012

Aflalo & Gasperini Arquitetos, São Paulo, BR, Architecture Intern

+Worked in the Design Development of the Italian Institute of Culture, a collaboration with the Italian firm FUKSAS. Ran coordination meetings with engineers and suppliers, researched exterior ceramic finish techniques, and developed BIM model for the project.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

emersion DESIGN, Cincinnati, OH, US, Architecture Intern

+Assisted with architecture and structural drawings, completed LEED documentations, designed millwork and space layouts, built physical and digital models, assembled power point presentations and implemented new organizing catalog for specs library.

Jan 2011 - Mar 2011


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, MArch, Architecture

UGS and SAID Merit Scholarships, School of Architecture and Interior Design, 2010, 2011, 2012

Sep 2010 - current

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, Architecture

Graduated with Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Sep 2006 - May 2010


SOURCE Awards by Cooper Industries, Award