Melissa’s dedication and passion for architecture and design made her standout from the 800-plus nominations judged by ENR on career experience, industry leadership, community service and other factors. Professionally, she has taken her career from intern to partner in less than 10 years, overseeing the innovative and thoughtful design of a 40,000-square-
“Melissa really breaks the mold in the architecture industry, a primarily male-dominated field, with her passion for the environment and desire to create opportunities for the next generation of architects and designers,” said Cameron Kruger, AIA, founder and principal architect at Kruger Design-Build LLC.
Melissa’s commitment to her community is also recognized, noting her current role as a board member and treasurer of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture. Melissa and other winners will be profiled in the February 24 issue of ENR Mountain States. For more information, visit http://mountainstates.construction.com/
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About Ruggles Mabe Terrell Architecture
Established in 1970, Ruggles Mabe Terrell Architecture is a boutique design firm that blends traditional architecture with modern, sustainable design for custom homes and commercial spaces. They are part of the Design Leadership Network and The Leaders of Design Council, two exclusive groups of leading architecture and interior design firm principals. The firm is based in Denver, Colorado, with project experience throughout the United States and overseas. To learn more, please visit www.rmtarchitecture.com or call 303-355-2460.