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REGISTERED ARCHITECT, AIA, NCARB

REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNER


M. ARCH, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF BUILT ENVIRONMENTS

B.S. ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

FELLOW, THE ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, COPENHAGEN 


MELANIE RAINES HARNESSES THE POWER OF SPACE TO INTIMATELY AND MEASURABLY AFFECT DAILY LIFE. SHE HAS EARNED A REPUTATION FOR FEARLESS AND SPIRITED DESIGN, HONED BY THE WORLD OF BOUTIQUE HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS AND REFINED BY OVER A DECADE OF EXPERIENCE AS AN ARCHITECT ACROSS COPENHAGEN, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, AND AUSTIN. NEVER ADHERING TO AN AESTHETIC, BUT INSTEAD CALCULATING THE SYNTHESIS OF HUMAN SENSES, HER WORK IS AT ONCE POLISHED, REBELLIOUS, AND OFTEN DESCRIBED AS “UN-DESIGN”. MELANIE’S INTEGRATED APPROACH DELIVERS EXPERIENCE-FORWARD SPACES THAT CALIBRATE, EMBRACE, AND CELEBRATE THE LIVES THAT INHABIT THEM. 

MELANIE HAS A FOUNDATION IN INTIMATE RESIDENTIAL WORK UNDER DAVID MANN AT MR ARCHITECTURE & DECOR (NYC), AND WORK IN HOSPITALITY WITH SOHO HOUSE & CO (NYC, LA), BUNKHOUSE GROUP (AUSTIN), AND NEW WATERLOO (AUSTIN). EACH BUILDING PROCESS HAS BEEN THE LABORATORY FOR EXPLORATION, ALONGSIDE INSPIRATION DRAWN FROM DANCE, FILM, MODERN ART, AND MANY (MANY) VISITS TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

“TO MAKE LIVING ITSELF AN ART, THAT IS THE GOAL.” - HENRY MILLER