Mel’s lifelong career in architecture has taken her from the shores of Hawaii to the bucolic hills of Virginia, and back to the Upstate of South Carolina. Couple that with far-off adventures, thanks-in-part to her military husband, she’s experienced just about every type of architecture that’s on the planet. She laid her claim in commercial and worship-center architecture design, but she’s back to where her heart lies: custom residential architecture.

Mountains over beach, Europe over America, but a tossup between beer and wine, Mel understands what it’s like to have a house full of family and friends and how a home must function as both a sanctuary and fort.