Melissa Jimenez, Associate AIA

Design Leader, Los Angeles Education Studio

Years at HMC // 2

Memorable projects // Del Oro High School and Kennedy High School

Extracurriculars // In my free time I like to go hiking and explore new trails. I enjoy spending time with my siblings and nieces and surprising them with baked goods. I am currently baking a lot of pies. I love going to comedy shows and ordering fries at the Comedy Store.

Favorite Architect + why // Herzog & de Meuron because they excel in their use of materiality and façade design.

If I weren’t an architect, I’d be a lawyer.

Favorite TV show // Friends

First Job // Babysitter for my neighbors! But my first official job was as an architectural intern for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

Most recent book I read // Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Favorite Quote or life motto // “Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.”