Melvin Veigas

Melvin Veigas

New York, NY, US



I'm an Intern architect with a masters in architecture working in the Des Moines metro. My previous experience has seen me involved in the design of a multi & single family residential, and institutional project as well the execution of a mixed use project, in addition to a diverse set of university projects over the duration of my course.

I've taken part in several competitions over the years and I was part of the team that placed second in a green building design competition amongst 84 entrants. I'm interested in conceptual design and development and their eventual execution informing the aforementioned aspects of architecture.  


LMN Architects, Seattle, WA, US, Sustainability Intern Architect

Collaborated with the green team responsible for firm wide energy initiatives and project based initiatives for sustainable design, including energy efficiency, water conservation and management,

May 2017 - Sep 2017

BNIM Architects, Des Moines, IA, US, Graduate Architect

I Worked on the university of Iowa visual arts building in collaboration with Steven Holl architects, and the art museum, and several other projects leading detail design, environmental analysis, physical model studies, structural and mechanical coordination.

Sep 2015 - Apr 2016

SVPA, Des Moines, IA, US, Architectural Designer

I'm Part of the team involved in the design of Drake university's school of education. Active on conceptual and design development + construction documentation of Drake School of education Des Moines.

Jan 2015 - Aug 2015

White Young Qatar, Doha,QA, Architectural Intern

Involved in all aspects of architectural design, from concept to detailed design. I worked on the detail design of a large scale residence figuring out the required details. My responsibilities also included site visits of existing projects and reviewing drawings of existing structures to bring them in line with NFPA. I interfaced with clients and engineers coordinating their requirements with the senior architects

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Dar Al Handassah, Doha, QA, Junior Site Architect

Worked as site architect close to a year on a mixed use ( commercial + residential ) project, Medina Centrale- The Pearl Qatar. My responsibilities entailed coordination and execution of architectural works and finishes, review of construction and shop drawings. My role saw me coordinating with construction managers & structural engineers to effectively complete a given task or issues that cropped up. This experience was valuable as it taught me how a conceptual design is executed and how all the different elements and professions come together on site to create a building

Feb 2011 - Nov 2011


Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, Masters in Architecture

Completing a sustainability based research degree, investigating naturally occurring and enhanced cellulose in various composites for design and construction.

Aug 2012 - current

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

May 2012 - May 2015

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Trichinopoly, IN, BArch, Bachelors in Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2010

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