Mélanie Gagnon is an expert well-versed in the design and construction process. An enthusiastic and dedicated Interior Designer and Sustainability Specialist, Mélanie possesses a strong background executing design projects in a collaborative fashion. In completing such work, she prides herself on close consultation with user groups, stakeholders, and consultants. Her extensive record of projects includes examples with highly specialized programs and those employing contemporary office lay-out and systems design. Mélanie is a valuable resource to Republic Architecture Inc.'s interior design team throughout a projects life, and contributes to such areas as project budgeting, scheduling, value engineering, and construction administration.

Having successfully completed LEED certifications under the LEED NC and LEED CI rating systems, Mélanie brings an aptitude in green and sustainable design. She also serves as Director of Governance and Legal for the Canada Green Building Council, Manitoba Chapter. On many of our projects Mélanie contributes to the sustainability process, advising on sustainable solutions, submitting required information to Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC), providing sustainability-related product and technology data, and in LEED certification tracking.

Getting Ahead

Mélanie's dream client is described as being "head of a country" and for a space that "would become a backdrop for where history is made."

Without Borders

For a family in need, Mélanie once travelled to the Dominican Republic to build a house in five days. Mélanie believes that from this experience, she has "learned so much about the culture, building practices and about myself. Most importantly, I learned that philanthropy is something you give [and] what you receive back changes you forever."

Vive la République!

If Mélanie could practice anywhere in the world, she would choose France because of its "rich history, diversity, respect for arts and culture" and the country's "appreciation for fine design and craftsmanship."