Melissa Long

Melissa Long

Cincinnati, OH, US



Melissa is currently pursuing her Master of Architecture at the University of Cincinnati.  During her education she has lived and worked in Portland, Oregon and Chicago, Illinois.  Most recently Melissa placed in the 2015 Lyceum Travel Fellowship and spent the summer conducting field research in Europe.  Melissa is currently exploring her thesis on rural distilleries and is seeking employment beginning July 2016.  


Michael McInturf Architects, Cincinnati, OH, US, Design Intern

Conducted research on Midwestern vernacular building techniques and their translation into digital processes. In collaboration with Margen Lab proposed an academic pavilion for ACADIA 2015.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Studio Gang, Chicago, IL, US, Design Intern

Worked with a team of four to execute Design Development for a Fire Rescue facility in New York. Emphasis on material research and detail investigation. Work included set development, client presentations, and model building.

Aug 2014 - Jan 2015

Works Progress Architecture (W.PA), Portland, OR, US, Design Intern

Schematic and Design Development support for micro-unit multi-family housing, creative workspaces, and educational environments. Tasks included visualization, model fabrication, DAR packages, and CAD drawing.

Jan 2014 - May 2014


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

Aug 2012 - current

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US, BArch, Interior Design

Aug 2008 - May 2012


Ethos Publication, Award

Work featured in School of Architecture and Interior Design 2016 publication.


SAID Graduate Assistantship, Scholarship

A two-year teaching based scholarship. Instruct visual communication to Freshmen.


Lyceum Fellowship Recipient, 3rd Place

Invited competition, placed third. Awarded a month of international travel Summer 2015.


Durability + Design Competition, 3rd Place

Magazine sponsored competition, placed third.


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