Melissa Goeritz

Melissa Goeritz

Hamburg, DE



Young American Architect, living abroad in Hamburg Germany.

Currently working as Freelance designer in Hamburg.  Also enjoying this opportunity to travel throughout Europe, as well as learning a new culture and language.

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


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 - current

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 & Partners, 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