Peter Baer

Melanie Whedon
Project Architect

Smart, determined, and inclusive describes Melanie to a T. Hailing from Philly she has quickly become a strong Project Architect. While working full-time in 2017, Melanie participated in a 10-day competition and won the coveted John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture. With the winning $10,000 traveling scholarship she analyzed the built and the unbuilt environment in the American West (where she fell in love with Bend!), Thailand, and Japan. Shortly after, she relocated to Bend and brought her creativity and enthusiasm to Pinnacle’s project team. She’s jumped right in on multiple projects and is a pure pleasure to work with at the office.

When not creating architectural designs to enhance lives, she’s exploring nature with her architect husband and pup, Hailey.

Facts about Melanie

  • Joined Pinnacle: 2018
  • Years of experience: 6+
  • Office Location: Bend
  • Market experience: government, office, industrial, K-12, and higher education
  • Education: Bachelor of Architecture, Philadelphia University
  • Awards:
    2017 Recipient of the John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture
    2014 Faculty Design Award for Sustainability in Architecture, Philadelphia University
  • Certifications & Registrations:
    Registered Architect in Oregon and Philadelphia
    NCARB