In her 24 years focusing on educational design, Melissa has advocated for sustainable solutions that inspire students and enhance educational opportunities. As a leader in the K-12 practice at Grimm + Parker, Melissa has facilitated projects throughout the region, bringing her vast experience to each project, challenging assumptions and insuring each project progresses toward the most efficient and effective solutions. Melissa’s expertise includes Sustainable Design, Educational Specifications, and Facility Planning, with a focus on progressive design of spaces for learning that meet the needs of our changing educational environment. Melissa specializes in not only bringing her knowledge and experience to every project, but also facilitating a dialogue between all team members, stakeholders and the community that leads to the optimum results for every project.
Melissa is an active speaker at National and Regional conferences on Sustainability and Learning Environments and has delivered several LEED Gold and Platinum projects. Active in professional organizations and an expert resource for multiple school systems, Melissa provides design leadership that impacts students and teachers who use their environments as tools for learning and teaching.
Melissa loves being in the woods, preferably on two wheels. Ask Melissa about mountain biking sometime: she loves to share her passion, is a patient coach and has a bike to loan you.