Matt Melrose Awarded ENR New York Top 20 Under 40 Award

LERA's own Matt Melrose, Senior Associate was honored with an ENR New York's Top 20 Under 40 award.

Read ENR's profile on Matt below or HERE:

Matthew D. Melrose

Senior Associate, Leslie E. Robertson Associates

Envisioning unique structures

As senior associate at Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA), Melrose has built credibility in working closely with architects to achieve their vision on unique and complex buildings while enhancing structural efficiency and integrity. He now serves as project director for the Columbia University Medical and Graduate Education Building, a 15-story post-tension superstructure that was recently cited for innovation by the Concrete Industry Board. Melrose has also worked as a design engineer for the Newseum and Freedom Forum in Washington, D.C., and project manager in construction of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. "At LERA, Matthew is heavily involved in internal initiatives that foster development and collaboration among staff," says firm partner Daniel Sesil. Melrose also is a recent chair of its associates group, which executes management priorities and creates an environment to "share creative energy and critical thinking," Sesil says. Melrose also was an adjunct associate professor of architecture at Columbia University from 2007 to 2011 and is still a guest critic for the program. In his free time, Melrose serves with both LERA's mentoring program as well as with the Morris Academy Mentors, a program that serves low-income students in the South Bronx. Melrose is also a deacon at his local church, where he hosts and leads a men's Bible study.

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