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Melissa Alexander, AIA, LEED GA

Senior Associate, Architect, Urban Designer

Melissa has a passion for turning data and analysis into insights for design and planning.

She builds on her years of practice as an architect and urban designer towards the generation of creative and implementable master plan concepts, thoughtful stakeholder engagement, and rigorous data analysis. Melissa is a key nbbj digital practice leader: she leads a firm-wide team dedicated to the integration of insights from urban scale data and analysis to inform design across all scales. Additionally, she helps her team achieve and maintain design excellence in all visual representations, and champions the use of interactive websites as project deliverables.


Years at NBBJ

Other Practice


Total Experience



Master of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction, Harvard University

Bachelor of Architecture with Studio Art Minor, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Certificate in Design Education Boston Architectural College


Registered Architect: TN

LEED Green Associate (LEED GA)

Professional Affiliations

Seattle East District, Design Review Board Member

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Project Experience

Ada County Facilities Master Plan

Boise, Idaho

BIDMC New Clinical Bldg Plan & Conc Dsgn

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Green Links Planning & Design

Boston, Massachusetts

Dallas Arts District Plan

Dallas, Texas

Emerson Hospital Feasibility Analysis

Concord, Massachusetts

Jefferson University and Hospitals MP

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Massport Workshop Extension

East Boston, Massachusetts

PeaceHealth 20 Year Master Plan

Vancouver, Washington

Portsmouth Master Plan

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Trinity Parkway Charrette

Dallas, Texas

UMass Boston Gen Academic Bldg #2 Study

Boston, Massachusetts

Valley Medical Center Site Master Plan

Renton, Washington

BBF- ASR 008/8r2/8r3/8r4/034 Devt Work

Boston, Massachusetts

Beijing TBD Sha River Waterfront Concept


Bunker Hill Community College MP

Boston, Massachusetts

Dallas Arts District Plan - Phase II

Dallas, Texas

Fuyang City Zhongsha Island UD Comp


L'Oreal Beauty Devices Workplace

Redmond, Washington

Nanjing Hexi Fishmouth Focus Area


Port of Vancouver Phase II

Vancouver, Washington

Quinsigamond Community College MP

Worcester, Massachusetts

UC Davis Ambulatory Clinics Master Plan

Sacramento, California

Univ of Puget Sound Space Utilization

Tacoma, Washington

Wilburton-Grand Connection Study

Bellevue, Washington