March 21, 2016

Melissa Wallin, AIA

Melissa Wallin, courtesy of Design Blitz. 

Firm : Design Blitz

Location : San Francisco, CA. 

Bio : Melissa is the principal and co-founder of Design Blitz. A graduate of the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, she spent several years with a mid-size firm specializing in higher education and K12 projects prior to co-founding Design Blitz in 2009.

Melissa has always had a passion for interiors and user-centered environments and has worked to make Blitz a leader in commercial and workplace interior design. Inspired by research, metrics and rigorous investigation of workplace typologies, Melissa works to ensure Blitz projects are not only beautiful and a pleasure to inhabit, but meet the functional and economic requirements of efficient work space in the modern business world.

Melissa’s work has been featured in Interior Design, Vanity Fair, GQ Japan, and many international design blogs such as Contemporist, Designboom, and ArchDaily. In addition to being featured in over 100 publications around the world, her commercial projects have been recognized as an Interior Design Best of Year Honoree and featured in Designboom’s Top 10 Workplaces of 2013. As a workplace expert, she has contributed to several national and international publications such as The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal.

Melissa is dedicated to sustainable, high-performance design as a matter of practice and good design. She is a LEED AP with experience in CHPS and LEED V3. Her ongoing interest in sustainability has manifested itself in LEED-certified projects for top technology companies such as Skype and Comcast, as well as an internationally published and awarded adaptive reuse project for One Workplace in Santa Clara that has assisted in invigorating one of the city’s industrial corridors.

Completed Projects :

Do the Math: Blitz Makes One Workplace Two

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