Melissa Mazariegos

Melissa Mazariegos

Chicago, IL, US




Urban Works, Designer

My job entitled designing schools, residential building and sculptural pieces as we worked closely with the community. I worked a lot with the clients as well as with my team which included close coordination of drawings with consultants. I am fluent in many programs such as AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, and Google Sketchup. I have worked through Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documents. From there I have worked with the city to obtain permits and continued on to work Construction Administration on and off the site.

Sep 2008 - current

Antunovich Associates, Designer

I began interning here, where I was working on mixed developments and working construction administration. I worked mostly with AutoCAD from Schematic design all the way to construction documents. I also worked closely with the client as I helped in the leasing department as well.

May 2005 - Sep 2008


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Architecture

I obtained a Bachelors of Science in Architecture as I majored in Architectural Studies.

Aug 2002 - Dec 2006


Magnificent Mile Design Competition, 1st Place

The design intent was to create a sculptural piece to go on Michigan Ave. that would symbolize where architecture was headed in the future. The competition was created to celebrate the Daniel Burnham Chicago plan centennial. Our design was created to symbolize that in the future designers and architects will become more creative as we consider materials and will begin finding new uses of materials that others would consider "trash".


The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design, 1st Place

I won this award with my office for our work on the United Neighborhoods Organization (UNO) Charter School, where an abandoned warehouse was changed to a LEED charter school for students K-8 as well as high school.