Paula Melchert

Paula is an alumna of both The Ohio State University and Columbus College of Art & Design with a BS in psychology and BFA in interior design. She joined PARE in 2013 and enjoys working with academic units to create unique solutions to space problems. She is responsible for working with academic colleges and support units on space utilization, analysis of existing and potential interior environments and sourcing available space for departmental expansion. Paula manages scoping projects, programmatic analysis, master planning efforts as well as space planning. She enjoys supporting the academic vision of the university by creating space to do the work of a modern land-grant university.

Paula joined the A&P Diversity Council in December of 2021 as the PARE representative. She sees this role as an opportunity to share knowledge and opportunities for growth around D&I topics with others. As part of the diversity council, Paula hopes to create an atmosphere of empathy and self-education among others.