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Alumni Spotlight: Melanie Murata

Published June 22, 2015

Melanie MurataMelanie Murata graduated from Florida State with a Master of Science in Interior Design in August of 2014. Melanie also completed her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design at Florida State and passed the LEED Green Associate Exam during this time.

After graduation, Melanie started working at Gensler’s Newport Beach office as an interior designer. Melanie recently served on a project team that competed and was selected as the winner in Boutique Design West’s 2015 On-Site Design Challenge where design teams were tasked with “crafting a clever, cool, connected guest room concept tailor made for Millennials and Gen Xers.” The team won $2400 and was featured in Boutique Design Magazine. View the article here.

Melanie was also recently nominated by Randy Fiser and will be serving on the ASID National Advisory Board for the 2016-2017 fiscal years. As part of her ASID duties, Melanie will be advising on behalf of the Millennial generation (students, recent grads, young professionals) and how ASID can help young professionals accomplish important milestones.