Berenice Melis

Berenice Melis

Rome, IT

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Young Italian designer, interested in the architectural and urban engagement in a two-way dialoguewith society. Three years work experience within Paris and New York City and Turin. Enthusiast about architecture, graphic design, front end development, photography and traveling.


Extra lever srl, Turin, IT, junior designer

Executive set designer for custom elements of architecture as well as facade systems.
Experience in BIM Autodesk Inventor

Jun 2018 - Oct 2018

David Cunningham Architecture and Planning (DCAP), Brooklyn, NY, US, Junior architect

Project manager and designer for an office renovation at the Empire State Building and two mixed use townhouses in Red Hook’s flood zone. All jobs currently under construction.
Involved from concept design to construction administration and team member for the design phase of a ground-up affordable housing project in the Bronx and a full brownstone renovation.
Worked with the City’s Landmark Commission, the Department of Buildings’ application processes, knowledge of the NYC building code, zoning resolutions, federal accessibility and flood zone requirements. Deadlines management and engagement with a variety of people involved throughout the life of a project, from consultants to contractors, as well as clients.

Feb 2017 - Feb 2018

AWP, Paris, FR, Architectural Internship

Development of my graphic sensibility and diagrammatic skills to synthesize the interdisciplinary critical thinking in a visual form. As team member, my main responsibilities included study and presentation models at various scales and design fields.

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014


Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, GB, MArch, MarchD

Year 2: Thesis project: Social integration through spatial manipulation and material recycle
Year 1: Specialisation in International Architectural Regeneration and Development

Sep 2014 - May 2016

University of Kent, Canterbury, GB, Bachelors, Bachelor of Art in Architecture

Main projects: Landscape design, residential, urban public architecture

Sep 2010 - Jun 2013

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