Melissa Anderson

Melissa Anderson

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Melissa Anderson is a Los Angeles based architectural designer. Originally from Kansas, she received a Masters of Architecture from The University of Kansas and attended the graduate program at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture Paris-Val de Seine.  While at KU she was awarded the Environmental Design Goorman Scholarship due to her work being inspired by The Eyes of the Skin by Juhani Pallasmaa and Thermal Delight in Architecture by Lisa Heschong. Her interests then and now still lies in examining the boundary between the Architectural practice of standard construction and expressing space as a sensory stimulated inhabitable 3-dimensional art.  After finishing her studies in Paris, she stayed was an Intern at Jean-Paul Viguier and Associates than moved to LA and worked for HansonLA, particularly on the luxury residences project TEN50 DTLA. As an Associate at UAL, she is committed to thoroughly understanding not only Architectural Practice but documentations clarity.

Outside of studio, Melissa anticipates to be licensed by March 2019 and pulls inspiration from Iris Van Herpen regarding the medium of creating an intersection between art and science by working on techniques of 3D printing fashion herself. : architecture : photography : furniture design 3D models


64North, Los Angeles, CA, US, Associate Director

Jul 2019 - current

Urban Architecture Lab, Los Angeles, Architect II / Project Manager

Aug 2015 - Aug 2019

HansonLA, Los Angeles, Junior Architect

Jul 2013 - Aug 2015

Jean-Paul Viguier and Associates, Paris, France, Architectural Intern

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012


The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2007 - Dec 2012
Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

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