Melanie joined Payette’s Building Science Group in 2017. She works with design teams to meet rigorous sustainability targets through data-driven investigation, while understanding which elements are critical to the building’s design or program.
Her background is in civil engineering with a focus on water resources. As a Building Scientist, she provides performance analysis to project teams to push their designs to be more innovative and sustainable.
Melanie also has an expertise in issues on the health and environmental impact of building materials, leading Payette’s Materials Working Group and implementing Payette’s Material Policy. Melanie has been intimately involved in Payette’s recent work around embodied carbon, including the development of Payette’s award-winning embodied carbon tool, Kaleidoscope. Additionally, she has worked closely with the specification group to develop a QA/QC process. She represents Payette regularly at both client meetings and speaking at national conferences.
M.Arch., Certificate in Ecological Architecture, 2013, University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Civil Engineering, Minor in Architecture, 2010, Columbia University