Mel brings 25+ years of experience to our Residential & Urban Design studio, leading teams to effective solutions for our developer clients and the communities in which they work. Having delivered more than 50 residential projects, Mel has a deep understanding of the full array of products from mixed-use market-rate to affordable, workforce and senior housing, as well as low-income housing tax credits. He is an expert at master planning – managing the demands of the marketplace while ensuring community goals and regulatory constraints are accommodated. He follows-up on planning with expert design, configuring efficient and dynamic site and building plans. In addition to planning and concept development Mel is an expert at documentation and execution, working with owners and contractors to deliver on schedules and budgets.
Mel’s design leadership has guided G+P to win over 20 design awards, including recognition from the American Institute of Architects, United States Green Building Council, the National Association of Home Builders, Affordable Housing Coalition, the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers and the Governor of Maryland’s Smart Growth Awards program. Mel is an active Board Member and Board Chair of Housing Initiative Partnership (HIP), a non-profit housing developer based in Prince George’s County.