January 24, 2022 / Member News

Committee Spotlight: Melonee Quintanilla, LEED Green Associate

Melonee Quintanilla, LEED Green Associate, is co-chair of the Future Architects Resources (FAR)/Kids-in-Design Committee. She is a recently graduated architectural designer with a passion for empathetic design. She believes that successful places are built with a strong sense of the needs and desires of their inhabitants – which will require diverse, empowered designers.

After winning the 2020 Ayers Saint Gross internship-scholarship, Melonee was able to join the Baltimore firm full time. There, her work on the Harlem Park, West Baltimore Master Plan reinforced her belief in the potential of design to improve the lives of all people, and especially highlighted the ability of architecture to shape the next generation.

Melonee received both her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from University of Maryland, and she looks forward to a future where all children have access to high quality educational and career opportunities.