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Southern Ventures delivers high quality architectural design and consulting services for residential homes and light commercial buildings utilizing the power of REVIT to illustrate construction concepts generated by our design team in detail for contractors on the job.


For larger scale commercial developments, our team directly interfaces with project specific, industry oriented architectural and engineering firms to leverage international expertise in conjunction with our local knowledge and on site project management.

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Mel has been with Southern Ventures since 2018 and has been a licensed architect practicing in Northwest Florida since 2015. Mel spent over 17 years working as an engineering project manager at large defense contractors before transitioning to architecture to fulfill a desire to build communities.

Originally from Arizona, Mel now resides in Pensacola, Florida with her family. Mel participates in local Habitat for Humanity builds and serves on the AIA board as Chapter Director.


M.S. Architecture, University of Arizona, May 2015

M.S. Engineering, University of Arizona, May 2012

B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Arizona, May 2005

B.S. Engineering Management, University of Arizona, May 2005

A.S. Science Arts, Pima Community College, August 2004

A.G.S. Engineering, Pima Community College, August 2004

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