Diana Melichar


Ms. Melichar is President of Melichar Architects. With over thirty 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

previously held her real estate license for 15 years. 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 as 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.  Ms.

Melichar has been a juror for preservation awards reviews along the North Shore,

including Chicago, Evanston, Highland Park and Lake Forest.  She also actively

participated in the historic renovation of the City of Lake Forest’s Ragdale artist’s

residence, on Ragdale’s Renovation Task Force Committee.  Ms. Melichar is currently

on the Board of Directors for the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce, as well

as the Board of Directors for a leading manufacturer and technical innovator for the

green energy industry.