Melone Architects is a full service architecture firm with extensive experience in restoration, repair, and long-term planning for historic and Landmark buildings throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Our projects range from investigating specific building envelope and waterproofing defects to comprehensive multi-phased restoration projects. Melone Architects services clients ranging from real estate management and development companies, to apartment buildings and private owners.
Project types include restoration of masonry and stone facades, roof replacement, terrace waterproofing and paving systems, structural repairs of concrete and steel assemblies, and restoration of decorative building elements including cornices, storefronts and building entrances. Building types include residential, commercial, religious and institutional buildings.
As a full service firm, Melone Architects is involved throughout the complete life cycle of a project, from the initial survey phase, through construction documents/specification, bidding and negotiation, on-site evaluation of work in progress, review of contractor payment applications, preparation of deficiency punch-lists, and project sign-off.
Nicholas Melone, principal of Melone Architects, is a licensed architect with extensive experience in historic preservation projects. Nick has performed architectural surveys, inspections, and restoration projects on over 200 historic structures throughout the New York metropolitan area. Project types include cooperative apartment buildings, museums, churches, brownstones, and commercial institutions.
Along with his numerous restoration projects, Nick has had experience in a wide range of architectural design projects throughout the northeast, including new multiple family dwellings, single family homes, commercial structures, personal care facilities, and retail centers. Through restoration projects, Nick has gained knowledge of the ways in which building components deteriorate and fail; all new construction projects are approached with these lessons in mind.
Mr. Melone is a 1998 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He attended the Notre Dame Rome Studies Program in Rome, Italy in 1995-1996 and the Restore Program for Masonry Conservation in New York City in 1999-2000.
Early work in his family's architecture practice, with offices in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania since 1948, prepared Nick for a career in architecture. Prior to beginning his own practice, Mr. Melone worked for Walter B. Melvin Architects, a leading New York City restoration firm, for nearly 10 years.
Andrea Campbell received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation in 2007 and joined Melone Architects in February of 2016. A recent member to the team, Andrea spent the last several years working in China on a variety of projects ranging from medical planning and design to renovation of historic residencies in the dynastic neighborhoods of Beijing.
Amy Louie joined Melone Architects in 2017. Prior to joining Melone, Amy worked at the Philadelphia Water Department in the Planning and Design Branch and at a growing luxury residential construction company as a design intern and purchasing assistant. Since becoming a member of the Melone team, she has been quick to contribute to the firm’s growing demands in providing comprehensive restoration services throughout the NYC metropolitan area.
Amy graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree and a minor in architectural history. While studying at Penn State, she participated in the University’s Education Abroad Architecture Program at the Pantheon Institute in Rome, Italy.
Beatriz Pino joined Melone Architects in 2008. During her time at Melone Architects she has been actively involved in all phases of historic restoration projects varying in scope and size. She has worked on several building types including cooperative apartment buildings, churches, and townhomes and has also been involved in design projects for residential apartment interiors and roof terraces for clients throughout New York City.
Prior to her time at Melone Architects, Beatriz was the Historic Preservation Intern for the St. Louis County Parks Department where she documented through drawing, photography, and historical document research several historical homes. In collaboration with the County Architectural historian, Beatriz was also in charge of preparing nominations for St. Louis County’s endangered historical structures and submitting the nominations for consideration to the State Historic Preservation Office of Missouri and the National Register of Historic Places.
Beatriz received a Masters of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelors of Science in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004. During her time at Washington University in St. Louis she was awarded the Dean’s Merit Scholarship for academic achievement and teaching assistantships for several classes including Architectural History, Design Theory, Mechanical and Environmental Systems, and Structures. Beatriz has completed NCARB’s Intern Development Program and is actively working towards her licensure.
Jennifer Melone joined Melone Architects in 2015. After a four-year sabbatical from the practice of architecture, Jennifer was drawn to the field once again as she began assisting friends with renovations to their 1920s homes in Maplewood, New Jersey. Given her background in traditional, high-end residential architecture, and interest in preservation and restoration, her transition into the firm to work on these older historical homes was a natural fit.
Jennifer has experience designing residences ranging in size from a 1,500 square foot apartments to 20,000 square foot homes. Her current focus is small scale projects, primarily renovations and additions to existing homes, with an eye towards seamlessly integrating the old with the new. Designing custom furniture, cabinetry and built-ins, always a focus of her work, has become even more so in recent projects where space is at a premium, and thoughtful organization of cabinetry creates more usable storage. In addition to designing and managing the construction of projects, Jennifer also assists clients in selection of finishes, tile & stone, plumbing and electrical fixtures, hardware, and paint colors.
Prior to joining Melone Architects, Jennifer honed her skills working for the renowned NYC firm, Ferguson & Shamamian Architects for 12 years. She received a Professional Degree in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame in 1998 and participated in the Rome Studies Program during her time at the University.
Eliot Stulen joined Melone Architects in 2012 and is actively involved in a variety of exterior restoration projects varying in scope and size.
Prior to his time at Melone Architects, Eliot has had experience working at various design-build, construction management, and restoration firms in the northeast with a focus on energy-efficient renovations and retrofits to a variety of residential and institutional buildings. His previous building management experience has involved close collaboration with clients and contractors at all stages of the design and construction process.
Eliot received a Masters of Architecture degree from MIT in 2009 and a Bachelors in Architectural Studies from Connecticut College in 2004. He attended Syracuse University’s Pre-Architecture program located in Florence, Italy in 2003 and the Restore Program for Masonry Conservation in New York City in 2004-2005.
Meera Toolsidas graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture and a minor in Communication Design. Before joining Melone Architects in July 2017, Meera worked as a Junior Architect at a residential design firm in St. Louis specializing in prefabricated modern housing. She has also had previous internships in project management, architectural design, and urban planning in New York City and Shanghai, China.
Jeremy Welsh joined Melone Architects in 2010. During his time at Melone Architects, he has been involved in historic restoration projects varying in scope and size in both New York City and eastern Pennsylvania. He has served as project manager for a number of projects in the City, coordinating the work of various contractors while communicating with the building representatives and managers.
Prior to joining Melone Architects, Jeremy worked in both Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and New York City. In Pittsburgh, Jeremy worked for Urban Design Associates as an architectural intern and as publications manager, participating in public charrettes and preparing reports and documents for urban design projects of various scales. Jeremy then worked for Cooper Robertson & Partners in New York City, serving as project manager for urban design and architecture projects. These projects included neighborhoods, town centers, and resort communities in the United States and overseas.
Jeremy received a Masters of Architecture and Urban Design degree from Columbia University and a Bachelors of Architecture from University of Notre Dame in 1998. While at Notre Dame, Jeremy participated in the University’s Rome Studies Program in Rome, Italy from 1995 through 1996. In 2000, Jeremy participated in the Institute of Classical Architecture’s Foreign Study program in Rome, Italy. Jeremy has served on architectural juries at both The City College of New York and Columbia University.
Brittany Goodwyn joined Melone Architects in January of 2015. Before joining Melone Architects, she spent several years working in office administration and management in the nonprofit and real estate industries. Brittany received her Master of Arts in Historical and Sustainable Architecture from New York University and a Bachelors of Architecture and Environmental Design at Morgan State University in 2011. Brittany is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Melone Architects.