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Melanie D'Souza

Melanie D'Souza

Architectural Intern


Tampa, FL

Melanie Philomena D'Souza is a young architecture student and aspiring public interest design professional, looking to network in order to build her design competencies with the right exposure from design/engineering firms and leadership through service in a learning- conducive environment. Currently in her third-yea...






Architectural Intern

During this brief but highly beneficial work period, I engaged in construction document preparation, and engineering and compliance checks during Design Development stage of a Polo Ranch vision for the famed and upcoming Dubailand.
I also worked on schematic design and various layout proposals for the Polo Academy building as well as front door-landscaping for the luxury villas of the same project.
This work was performed alongside the preparation and refining of reports on the fa├žade treatment and materiality of the buildings of this polo campus.
Lastly, I worked on co-ordinating the Fire Policy Drawings and fire strategy reports for approval by Fire Consultants during the Detailed Design stage of a Saudi Arabian mixed-use development.

Reviewed masterplan of a Dubai historic Creek waterfront development and formulated area calculations for properties of the same, in accordance with zoning regulations for Dubai Municipality approval.

Career medium 04

The University of Kansas

Architectural Aide

Assists in preparation of architectural CAD drawings as well as construction and demolition cost estimates of remodeling projects handled on the campus of the University of Kansas.

Career medium 03

Taking architecture to a selfless level for the larger community.

A new project aims to give young Indians a voice in the city-development process.


My first site visit with ATKINS

It was only a month ago that I went on my very first site visit as an architectural intern with ATKINS, the world's third largest infrastructure consultancy. They're building the famous and much-awaited Dubai Opera House in the upcoming Opera House District, right by the world's tallest, Burj Khalifa.