Melissa Goeritz

Melissa Goeritz

Los Angeles, CA, US



Currently working as a Project Manager at an innovative firm in Southern California. 

Graduated in 2014 from the University of Tennessee with a Master in Architecture.


FoxLin Architects, San Clemente, CA, US, Project Manager

Project Manager for a range of projects including: new build single family homes, multi-family residential, and commercial projects.

Jan 2017 - current

Freelance, Hamburg, DE, Junior Architect

HansjörgGöritzArchitekturstudio [Competition Design]
- participated in conceptual discussions
- created 3-D modeling and digital renderings
- drafted plans and elevations
- calculated progamming requirements and square footage
Karosta Ghosttown Challenge: Cultural Center I Karosta, Latvia
Karosta Facade Competition: Soviet Housing Facelift I Karosta, Latvia
Bamiyan Cultural Center Competition I Bamiyan, Afghanistan
The Museum of the 20th Century I Berlin, Germany
Project Designer: Hansjörg Göritz

PFP - Prof. Friedrich Planung [Construction Documentation]
- drafted construction documents focused mainly on facade design and detailing
Kulturekraftwerk Mitte I Dresden, Germany.
Project Manager: Ulf Sturm

Charly and Garcia GmbH - San Burrito [Design Services and Planning]
- focused mainly on organizational planning, circulation, and layout design
Owner: Adrian Charly and Gaudhy Garcia

Aug 2014 - Sep 2016

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

The History and Theory of Modern Architecture
- led weekly discussion groups of 15 students
- graded and edited student’s weekly essays
- held individual meetings with students in need of additional assistance
Faculty Mentor: Doctor Avigail Sachs

Jan 2014 - May 2014

Gresham Smith, Nashville, TN, US, Summer Architectural Intern

- assisted with drawings and schematic designs used for marketing publications
- worked with BIM software for design and 3-D rendering
- worked on the job site performing construction observation
- studied and implemented US healthcare code requirements
Supervisor: Brent Hughes

May 2013 - Aug 2013

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, US, Graduate Research Assistant

- collected research materials
- organized a bibliography and outlines to aid in the progression of the research
Faculty Mentor: Professor Brian Ambroziak

Aug 2012 - May 2013

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, US, CNU Competition Design Assistant and Presentation Designer

- compiled work from the Fall 2012 Urban Design Studio
- designed a layout and text for the Congress of New Urbanism’s Competition entry - organized presentations for local authorities
Faculty Mentor: Professor T.K. Davis

Nov 2012 - Jan 2013


The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Jun 2011 - Aug 2014

Carson Newman University, Jefferson City, TN, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Consumer Science, Interior Design

Jan 2008 - Dec 2010


AIA Henry Adams Medal, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization