Runberg Architecture Group
Runberg has exemplified a team attitude in all of our projects. Because of their knowledge and experience, they roll up their sleeves and generate accurate documents that facilitate a successful project. Ken Coleman - President, Compass Construction
Melissa Wechsler

Melissa Wechsler, Principal

Architect, AIA, LEED® AP

Since joining the firm in 2006, Melissa has worked on The Chloe, Merrill Gardens at Kirkland, 100 Republican, 101 Taylor, Maple Leaf Townhomes and Supply Laundry Block. Melissa has a vision for designing projects that both embrace and enhance the best qualities of their surroundings. She has over a decade of experience working on a variety of projects- from residential remodels in New York and rural home construction in North Carolina and Arizona to large mixed-use projects and civic buildings in Seattle. Together, her clear communication skills, extensive onsite experience, and appreciation for the entire project team add value throughout the design process.

Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a project architect at Borrelli + Partners in Miami. She also taught Architectural Design as an Adjunct professor at Miami Dade College. She is frequently invited to be a guest critic at the University of Washington's Department of Architecture.

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Master of Architecture, University of Washington
Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Vassar College
Undergraduate study in Architecture, Columbia University


Licensed in Washington 
AIA Member