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.”