George N. Pauly, Jr. Fellow
Frank Melendez has recently been awarded the George N. Pauly, Jr. Fellowship, joining the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Professor Melendez has focused his research on the advancement of digital technologies in architecture and design. He currently teaches undergraduate studios and seminars in SoArch. He also runs an upper-division computational design studio that focuses on responsive systems in architecture.
Before coming to CMU, Professor Melendez taught at the Louisiana State University School of Architecture as an Assistant Professor. At LSU he ran advanced design studios and courses that focused on digital representation, responsive systems, algorithmic design, parametric modeling, and digital fabrication processes. Professor Melendez has also taught graduate-level design studios at the Arizona State University School of Architecture, and has led and participated in workshops on parametric modeling and digital fabrication in architecture and design throughout the U.S and abroad.
His professional experience includes working at the office of Frank O. Gehry & Associates in Los Angeles, California, where he was involved with various projects including The Ray and Maria Stata Center, located on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts; The Venice Gateway Project in Venice, Italy; and The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi. He also served as the Design Director at Urban A&O, an architecture and design firm in New York, New York, where he was involved in all phases of design on projects including The California Academy of Sciences - Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, California and The Johnson & Johnson Hosting Pavilion in Beijing, China.
Professor Melendez received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona and a Master of Architecture degree from the Yale School of Architecture.Download Frank Melendez's CV [.pdf]