Mel Ngami



A talented sketcher and model-maker, Mel uses her craft to create spaces that give people room to explore their identities and the history of the land they inhabit. Whether she’s working on a multifamily residence, academic library, innovation hub, or helping National Organization of Minority Architects (Pittsburgh) grow a pipeline of minority architects, Mel strives to broaden the perspectives shaping our built environment. Attuned to the psychological and physical qualities of architecture, Mel understands architecture as an act of storytelling that engages people, place, and past as it anticipates the future.

Professional Highlights

Member, National Organization of Minority Architects – Pittsburgh

Recipient, AIA PA Associate Award

Participant, AIA Emerging Leader Class of 2021-22

News & Insights

drawing "The bears I constantly draw are my alter ego and represent the journey of my mind throughout the day." - Mel Ngami