Melanie Giordano

What moved you to switch from commercial to residential design? Commercial work slowed down during the early ’90s, and I was lucky to get into the residential field, which I love because of the more personal interaction with clients and faster project turnaround.

Favorite vacation? Anywhere with my family, we often go to Puerto Rico to visit my family and enjoy the beaches.

What grows in your garden? I have a flower and herb garden in a sunny spot, and a variety of ferns and hostas in the larger shady areas.

Tell us something we don’t know: If I weren’t an architect, I’d like to be a painter.