Employee Spotlight: Melissa Stavinoha

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Each month we look to highlight one of our employees and the great work that they do here at Method!

Melissa works on the tenant interiors team in the Houston office! She grew up in Houston, TX and attended the University of Houston where she received a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design.

Check out our latest catch up with Melissa:

Melissa hanging out with her son, Conan, and husband, Wacey!

What first interested you in architecture? 

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I grew up. I first started off in engineering, but after acing 3 courses in calculus and calculus-based physics, I was maxed out on math courses for life. One just doesn’t need that much math to survive. Not to mention that engineering was just plain boring. So, I decided to try out architecture. I heard you had to be creative and good at math to be an architect and I had already taken the math courses, so why not give it a try. The first semester in architecture school made me feel like I was back in kindergarten. I got to play with scissors, paper, elmer’s glue and create masterpieces! I thought this was awesome! I really liked using my imagination to create spaces and now I am finally seeing these spaces come to life. I enjoy working with clients to help them create their own masterpieces.

What is your favorite project you are currently working on and why?

Hummingbird Montessori School. I think designing a fun and interactive space for children is really important to their learning and development.

What past project are you most proud of and why? 

Gotta love those high pile projects!

What do you enjoy most about working at Method?

The flexible work environment. I am typing up this life story in my PJs because I had to come home to shower after doing a site visit at a cigar shop this morning and couldn’t stay in those clothes! Thus, I transferred to the Clear Lake office for the remainder of the day.

Outside of work, what are your favorite hobbies and things to do?

Spend time with my family and trying to guess what my son ate at Gramma’s house that day. I enjoy running outdoors. Lately, I have joined a running group, which has really helped me run faster…..the group is called “Running with Mosquitoes.”

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