Melissa Brooks

Melissa Brooks

Los Angeles, CA, US

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 A young professional in architecture, I approach the process of planning and design with place making in mind.  Whether it is visualizing unique solutions to small projects or bringing a common-sense approach to big ideas, I channel my passions for art, interior architecture, and the physical environment into creating memorable, inclusive spaces.


HAILA Architecture | Structure | Planning, Ames, IA, US, Architectural Intern/ Junior Architectural Designer

Collaborated in a small team and worked independently in producing detailed drawings sets at all phases of design. Performed construction administration and composed site observation reports. Produced code analysis reports and met with zoning officials. Coordinated with consultants. Prepared RFP/Qs, interviews, and bond referendum informational materials for commercial markets. Presented design schemes, material boards, and created renders for clients utilizing Revit, Sketchup, and Adobe Creative Suite.

Oct 2016 - current

Corgan, Dallas, TX, US, Architectural Intern (Summer)

Supported the healthcare design team in the design development phase by contributing to drawings and life safety documents. Performed product research. Produced a feasibility report on entering the senior care market and generated conceptual models representing trends in facility design.

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

ValueSelling Associates, Inc., Rancho Santa Fe, CA, US, Program Manager of Social Media and Marketing

I was responsible for creating and managing a communication plan that delivered content to the ValueSelling communities. I specifically implemented a social media strategy and managed marketing campaigns that consisted of but weren't limited to live webinars, newsletters, and print and digital collateral. I measured results that tracked the progress of these marketing campaigns with high engagement rates and strong positive brand buzz. Additionally, I provided first level technical support for our learning management system, maintained the ValueSelling website, and assisted the Creative Director.

Dec 2012 - Aug 2014

HartmanBaldwin Design/Build, Claremont, CA, US, Marketing and Environmental Audit Intern

Upheld brand and company image by writing articles, maintaining firm’s blog and web-based social networks, as well as composing pamphlets. Managed clientele and communications utilizing ACT database, Excel, telephone, E-blasts, and direct interactions. Performed a sustainable audit of the sales, marketing, and architectural offices. Compiled a full report and presented the findings to the President and staff.

Jan 2011 - May 2011


Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2014 - May 2017

Pomona College, Claremont, CA, US, Bachelors, Environmental Analysis

Aug 2007 - May 2011


AIA- Henry Adams Medal and Certificate Recipient, 1st Place

For more than a century, the AIA has provided a medal of excellence to the top graduating students in National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) or Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) accredited degrees, Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture, or Doctor or Architecture. The award is named in honor of Henry Adams (1838-1918), a historian, author, and scholar who donated his book, Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, and eventually the royalties from his book, to the AIA.


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