Melissa Burns, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Academic Planning & Design

Melissa has experience on a broad range of projects for government, college and university clients. With a focus on academic facilities at undergraduate institutions, she has been responsible for strategic planning, programming, design implementation, engineering coordination, managing the production of construction documents and construction administration. These projects often include complex renovations and technical laboratory spaces that benefit from her years of experience.

Melissa is a LEED Accredited Professional, and a member of the American Institute of Architects. She has also been certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.


Creating Swing Space for Liberal Arts STEM Renovations

by Melissa Burns

Rollins College

Our feature in Tradeline reports on how the increased focus on STEM across higher education has a pronounced impact on liberal arts colleges, typically resulting in new construction or the renovation of existing science buildings.

Representative Projects

Exterior view of main entrance

Trinity Washington University

Payden Academic Center

Health Education
corridor overlooking open study space

The College of New Jersey

New STEM Building


Advancing STEM education fosters student opportunities and economic growth.

exterior view

Carleton College

Integrated Science Facility


High-performance design adds square footage while decreasing energy consumption.