THE BUSINESS

Design by Melo is a provider of architectural and urban design services.  With it’s Principal Architect, Damaris Hollingsworth, being NCARB certified, Design by Melo can produce and sign permit drawings in all 55 US States. The NCARB Certificate can also be used to support professional registration in Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand. Damaris Hollingsworth is also a Registered Architect in all states of her native Brazil.

When you work with Design by Melo, you interact with professionals that bring engaging personalities, multicultural and global backgrounds. These characteristics make us approachable, and nurture an interactive and authentic relationship with clients and communities alike. We create aesthetically pleasing and economically feasible designs that remain relevant as demographics and economics shift.

THE VISION

Design by Melo takes a comprehensive approach to the design of the built environment. We leverage design expertise, sustainability strategies, a highly innovative O&M Portfolio of systems and sensors as well as a community engagement and people data collection digital platform to produce high quality places and spaces, enabling its occupants to feel included, engaged, comfortable and able to maximize their full potential.

MARKET DIFFERENTATORS:

  • Inclusive Approach to Design
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Effective Community Engagement With the Use of Technology
  • Sustainable Design Leveraging Real Data on Energy & Water Usage
  • Highly Innovative O&M Portfolio To Maximize Efficiencies

THE GOAL:

Because we believe that the built environment needs to speak to the values of global  engagement, cultural competency, inclusion, sustainability and human performance, Design by Melo’s goal on each project is that the final product will have Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts. There are fourteen desired attributes of such projects listed below:

SOCIAL

Affordable
Aesthetically pleasing
Comfortable
Inclusive

ENVIRONMENTAL

Ecological
Sustainable
Resilient
Technologically Savvy

ECONOMICAL

Sustainable
Operationally Efficient
Payback Sources
Efficient
Effective
Adaptable (adaptability of use)

Other Projects

hospitality

Carrier Drive Hotel

Atlantico Group Investment

Corporate

RAC Corp. Offices

Regional Acceleration Ctr

higher education

Aravaipa Auditrium

Arizona State University

Multi-Family

1935 Park Ave

THOR Living & McGlynn 

Multi-use

Ebony On Selby

Confidential

high rise | Multi-use

St. Paul Towers

Confidential

student housing

Century Hall

Arizona State University

cultural

Int'l Pavilion

Northern Arizona University

commercial

ME & I Fitness

Minneapolis, MN

corporate

Build Wealth

Minneapolis, MN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let's Do Something Together

damaris@designbymelo.com

o. + 1 952. 314.9538 ext. 1512

m. + 1 612.280.8419

St Louis Park

1600 Utica Ave South #900

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Minneapolis

322 West Lake St #220

Minneapolis MN 55408

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