|Diana Melichar, AIA, is President of Melichar Architects, a residential and commercial architectural firm based in Lake Forest, IL. With over 23 years of architectural design and construction experience, Ms. Melichar provides the vision, leadership, and design direction that are the cornerstones of the quality work done by the firm. Additionally she coordinates and supervises all activities of the architectural team, and is responsible for design and technical services including design development, construction documentation, budgets and construction supervision. Her wide range of experience in exterior and interior architecture for residential, corporate, commercial, civic, and historic preservation projects assures effective management of the complexities of any project. Ms. Melichar is committed to providing exceptional results with excellent value for clients of Melichar Architects.
Ms. Melichar holds a Master of Architecture and Urban Design degree from Columbia University in New York City and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. She is registered as an architect, an interior designer and has held her real estate license. Her professional memberships include the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration boards (NCARB). Taking her professional commitment even further, Ms. Melichar served for five years a Commissioner of the Preservation Commission in Highland Park, IL, reviewing proposed projects and generating public awareness of preservation. Additionally, she participated in community forums and committees; has been one of only twelve national Small Project Forum Advisors for the AIA; and regularly contributes to architectural and preservation publications.