Melinda McMillan, AIA&ASLA  Element Studio, LLC

Melinda McMillan, AIA&ASLA

Element Studio, LLC

about me...

With a decade of office experience in architecture and landscape and twice that in property improvement, I love practical design. I love products that work well. I love places that lure people in with the way they feel and make them want to stay.

I was trained as a regional planner, architect, and landscape architect at the University of Pennsylvania and Portland State. With a decade of professional work, my experience ranges in scale from university campus planning to product design. 

My own investments started out rocky as a 23-yr old first-time homeowner. Bad decisions were made. (Sorry about the bamboo, Current Owners of my first home.) With each new project however, I'd learn more efficient techniques, additional construction skills, and twenty years later, I'm pretty good at this. In that time, I've gained 3 additional degrees and several professional licenses. I love very practical applications of good design principles. 

Let's talk about your latest idea or project.