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FRANK P MELENDEZ 2129 E Lakeshore Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808 646.673.5373 frank.p.melendez@gmail.com EDUCATION Yale University, School of Architecture, New Haven, CT, Master of Architecture, 2006 studio critics include: Greg Lynn, Peter Eisenman, Sunil Bald University of Arizona, School of Architecture, Tucson, AZ, Bachelor of Architecture, 1998 Universidad La Salle, Mexico City, Mexico, Study Abroad, Spring semester,1997 ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA Visiting Assistant Professor, George N. Pauly Jr. Fellow, 2013 – present Louisiana State University, School of Architecture, Baton Rouge, LA Assistant Professor, 2010 – 2013 Studio Courses  ARCH 5002, Advanced Architectural Design Studio (fifth year undergraduate), Fall 2010, 2011, 2012  ARCH 7002, Architectural Design Studio ( first year graduate), Spring 2011, 2012 Lecture and Seminar Courses  ARCH 2003, Digital Techniques: Architectural Representation and Communication (required course-second year undergraduate), Fall 2010, 2011, 2012  ARCH 4993, Advanced Digital Design (elective), LSU Rome Program, Rome, Italy, Summer, 2012  ARCH 4221, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Visualization (elective), Summer 2011, 2012  ARCH 4993, Advanced Digital Design (elective), Spring 2011 Arizona State University, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Tempe, AZ Faculty Associate, 2009 - 2010 Studio Courses  ADE 521, Advanced Architecture Studio I (second year graduate), Digital Design Studio  ADE 522, Advanced Architecture Studio II (second year graduate), Comprehensive Design Studio Princeton University, School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ Digital Media Assistant, 2008-2009 Seminar Course  ARC 574, Computing and Imaging in Architecture (Miles Ritter, Instructor) Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA Guest Instructor, Fall 2008 Studio Course  GSD 1307, Reticulated Form: Advanced Studio (Joe MacDonald, Associate Professor, Studio Critic) Yale University, School of Architecture, New Haven, CT Lecturer, Spring 2008 Lecture Course  Survey of Digital Media Sequence (required course-first year graduate)


Yale University, School of Architecture, New Haven, CT Instructor, 2005-2009  Parametric Modeling Workshops

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Melendez Design Studio, Pittsburgh, PA Principal, 2011-present M+D Studio, New York, NY Principal, 2008-2010  Ordos Museum, Ordos, China, façade design consultant for MAD Architects Urban A&O, New York, NY Design Director, 2006-2009  Johnson & Johnson Olympic Pavilion and Landscape, Beijing, China  California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium Water Planet, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California  The Cairo Tower, 2008 AIA New Practices, New York, New York  Metropolis Magazine Host Booth and Plant Wall, Javits Convention Center, New York, New York Frank O. Gehry & Associates, Santa Monica, CA 1999-2004  The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, Mississippi  The Venice Gateway Project, Venice, Italy  The Ray and Maria Stata Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts Asymptote Architects, New York, NY Summer Position, 2006  Perry Street Lofts, New York, New York Cesar Pelli & Associates, New Haven, CT Summer Position, 2005  South Station Tower, Boston, Massachusetts

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS Tsinghua University, Beijing, China Studio Instructor, Summer 2011  Parametric Design Workshop 2011: Non-Linear Architecture Universidad de Las Americas, Puebla, Mexico Instructor, Spring 2009, w/ Urban A&O  XV International Congress of Architecture


PUBLICATIONS Publications featuring personal and student work:  “Synthetic Ecological Frameworks”, ACSA 101: New Constellations, New Ecologies, 2013, co-written with Bradley Cantrell, Associate Professor, LSU School of Landscape Architecture  “Responsive Ecological Frameworks”, suckerPUNCH, (expected date of publication 2013), co-written with Bradley Cantrell, Associate Professor, LSU School of Landscape Architecture  “Responsive Systems”, ACSA International Conference, CHANGE: Architecture, Education, Practices, 2012 co-written with Bradley Cantrell, Associate Professor, LSU School of Landscape Architecture  “Responsive Systems”, EAAE/ARCC Conference on Architectural Research: Cities in Transformation, 2012, co-written with Bradley Cantrell, Associate Professor, LSU School of Landscape Architecture  “Ordos Museum by MAD Architects”, Arcspace, January 2012, listed in credits as Façade/Cladding Design Consultants  “Ordos Museum by MAD Architects”, Dezeen Magazine, December 2011, listed in credits as Façade/Cladding Design Consultants  “Ecological Responsibility”, ICOHTEC, Technology: The Arts and Industrial Culture, 2011, co-written with Bradley Cantrell, Associate Professor, LSU School of Landscape Architecture  suckerPUNCH, 2011 Louisiana State University, ARCH 5002, student project awarded Honorable Mention in the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) international competition  eVolo, 2011 Louisiana State University, ARCH 5002, student project published  suckerPUNCH, 2010 Arizona State University, ADE 521 studio work selected for website showcasing contemporary design projects  Negotiated Terrains Edited by Nina Rapport Published by the Yale School of Architecture, 2009  Retrospecta Published by the Yale School of Architecture, 2005-2006 Translucent/Transparent Screen Publications affiliated with professional experience:  Business Week, Idea 2009: Designing a Better World, July 2009, (Urban A&O)  The Architect’s Newspaper, June 2008, (Urban A&O)  Contact Magazine,published by Dessault Systemes, 2008, (Urban A&O)  Gehry Draws, edited by Mark Rappolt and Robert Violette. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass, 2004  Frank Owen Gehry – Flowing in all Directions, Circa Publishing, Los Angeles, CA, 2003  “Frank O. Gehry: 13 Projects after Bilbao, GA Documents 68, March 2002 Exhibitions affiliated with professional experience:  “AIA New Practices”, Center for Architecture, New York, NY, 2008, (Urban A&O)  “Frank Owen Gehry: Work in Progress” MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, 2003-4  “Frank Gehry, Architect” Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain, 2001-2  “Frank Gehry, Architect” Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, 2001

AWARDS 

George N. Pauly, Jr. Fellowship, 2013, Carnegie Mellon, School of Architecture


LECTURES AND EXHIBITS 

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Exhibit: Landscapes of the Western Imagination, November 05-30, 2012, Wurster Hall Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, (exhibition of ceramic work in collaboration with Justine Holzman of 7b7d Collaborative Studio) Lecture: Cognitive Environments, Fall 2009, Arizona State University, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Tempe, AZ Lecture: Digital Cultures, Fall 2009, Arizona State University, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Tempe, AZ Lecture: Urban A&O: Recent Work, Spring 2009 (lecturing on behalf of Urban A&O), ARC 574, Computing and Imaging in Architecture, Princeton University, School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ Lecture: The Agency of Constraints, Fall 2007 (lecturing on behalf of Urban A&O), Yale University, School of Architecture, New Haven, CT Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future Exhibit, 2007-2009, Oslo, Brussels, Detroit, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, St. Louis, New York, New Haven Digital Animation selected for exhibit

SERVICE Louisiana State University, School of Architecture, Baton Rouge, LA  Lecture Series Committee, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013  Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2010-2012  Digital Workshops, Coordinator, 2010-2012  Digital Technology Committee, Spring 2011  Faculty Advisor, National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS), Student Design Competition, Fall 2011 Arizona State University, College of Design, Tempe, AZ  Digital Cultures Committee, collaboration on a new, interdisciplinary, pedagogical trajectory for the College of Design entitled Digital Cultures, 2009-2010

GRANTS 

Contributing writer, Board of Regents Grant “Preparing Students for Next Generation Visual Research and Design: A System for 3D Scanning and Digital Fabrication”, ($70,000) Fall 2011, Primary grant writer and leads, Vincent Cellucci and Tom Sofranko LSU Teaching Enhancement Fund ($500), Fall 2011

INVITED CRITIC / REVIEWER         

Tulane University University of Louisiana Lafayette Arizona State University University of Arizona Yale University Harvard University Princeton University University of Pennsylvania Pratt Institute


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