Who’s Designing Your New Home: Melissa Werner

Melissa Werner works with Avi Urban as an Architectural Designer, and is one of the many talented team members bringing your new home to life. With six years at Homes by Avi, two years of that spent working with Avi Urban, she’s currently designing Victoria Cross Townhomes and Terrace Homes.

So, where did you study?
I have a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba and an Urban Design Certificate from Simon Fraser University.

What do you design and work on at Avi Urban?

I draw elevations (exteriors) and floorplans for multi-family homes, and I coordinate engineers and landscape architects to do the site design. On top of that, I work to get approvals and permits for our developments.

Wow! How do you get your inspiration?

I get out and look at new communities and homes in Calgary, and in other cities. I also get inspiration by reading books, magazines, blogs and design websites.

How do your designs help our homeowners?

When I design spaces, I think about how people want to entertain, interact with their family, and try to design their homes to make everyday life more convenient. I design spaces that work for the everyday and for special occasions, too!

Fun question! Where’s your favourite place to travel?

Hmm, I’ve traveled a lot and found lots of places I love. Last year I went on a Mediterranean cruise and fell in love with Venice. How the light hits the water, the history and the colourful buildings, it’s a beautiful city.

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