Melissa Matos

Melissa Matos

West Palm Beach, FL, US




mL2design GROUP, Pembroke Pines, FL, US, Project Architect / Design Consultant

▫ Designed custom furniture and coordinated projects for high end retail shops and department stores.
▫ Architectural design services for tenant operated spaces from 2500 to 6000 sq. ft.
▫ Residential design recommendations, product research & material proposals.
▫ Provided permit drawings for ADA requirements for local homes and retail stores.
▫ Assisted in the providing engineering proposals for Broward County RFP’s.
▫ Office management, small office marketing strategies and project budget reports.
▫ Coordinated design and construction for residential & multi-purpose buildings in the Caribbean Islands.

Feb 2010 - Jan 2012

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York, NY, US, Program Architect

Program Architect 2007
Project Architect (Staff Services) 2004
Lead Project Designer 2001
Task Leader / Cadd Manager 1994

▫ Leading multi-disciplinary teams on projects ranging from $300,000 to $300 million in construction costs.
▫ Developed presentational materials, technical reports and cost estimates for each development phase.
▫ Project management, consultant management, staffing tasking, time budgets and project scheduling.
▫ Lead Designer for award winning public facilities and LEED certification projects.
▫ Knowledge of national, state and local building codes - IBC, NFPA, ADAAG, FAA
▫ Construction field inspections, shop drawings, change orders, punch listsand performance documents.
▫ Sketching, drafting, 2D, 3D, contract documents,feasibility studies and consultant reviews.
▫ Project scope ranged from alternations, renovations, master planning and urban analysis.
▫ Project types ranged from retail, cpublic facilities, transportation, aviation & goverment buildings.

May 1998 - Sep 2009


Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

▫ Art and Architecture Show Awards
▫ Member of AIAS
▫ Graduated magna cum laude honors

Jan 2012 - Jan 2012

New York City College of Technology, BArch, Interior Architecture

▫ National Collegiate Award
▫ NYCCT& National Dean’s List Awards
▫ Graduated with honors

Jan 2012 - Jan 2012


Project related Recognition:, 1st Place

▫ 2006 The Architects Newspaper, “Terminal Capacity” – team design recognition
▫ 2001 Oculus, “The New Age of Aviation” – personal design recognition


Design Project Awards:, 1st Place

▫ 2003 EWR P4 Parking Garage - AIA NYS Award Merit
▫ 2003 JFK Howard Beach AirTrain Terminal – Chicago Athenaeum Award
▫ 2002 AIA NYS Presidents Citation for 9-11 Aftermath Design Efforts
▫ 2001 JFK Van Wyck Expressway Corridor Improvements - AIA NJS Merit Award
▫ 1998 EWR International Terminal B – National Performance Review Hammer Award
▫ 1996 EWR International Terminal B - AIA NYS Award of Merit


Areas of Specialization