Melanie Ray, AIA

Bmore NOMA Liaison

Melanie is an Associate in the Housing/Mixed-Use studio at Hord Coplan Macht in Downtown Baltimore. A resident of Baltimore City, she is active in the design community and various neighborhoods of the city. Outside of her project-related work at HCM, she is an active member of the Social Responsibility and Student Engagement Committees and volunteers with the Neighborhood Design Center. Melanie received her Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 2015 with a minor in Geography, which was followed by the completion of the Urban Design Regional Employment Action for Minorities (UDREAM) Program at Carnegie Mellon University. Her leadership experience spans various organizations and activities, including her current position as the Northeast University Liaison for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and a founding member, vice president, and treasurer of its Baltimore chapter (Bmore NOMA). As a member of the Emerging Professionals and Equity Committees, Melanie continues to cultivate her skills as an architect and assist others on the path to licensure.

Board members

Ryan Jordan Pfarr, AIA


Madhuri Subramaniam, AIA


Martina Reilly, AIA


Lori Lessem, AIA


Lee Hyden, AIA


Wadiah Akbar


Gabriel Kroiz, AIA


Martin Marren, AIA


Trey Shamer, AIA


Hilary Zoretic, AIA

Associate Director

Brian Helfer, Assoc. AIA

Allied Liaison

Nicole Dyer

Bmore NOMA Liaison

Melanie Ray, AIA

AIAS & NOMAS Liaison

Maureen Kwakye-Dankwa

Fellows Liaison

Suzanne Frasier, FAIA

Fellows Liaison

Tom Liebel, FAIA

Executive Director

Lauren Bostic Hill