Melika Konjicanin

Melika graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from University of Florida. Prior to coming to MIT, she completed an Exchange Study Abroad Program in Vicenza, Italy in Spring 2017.  She recently had an opportunity to work on community-based and NGO- driven architecture project Most Mira (Peace Bridge) in her home country Bosnia and Herzegovina. This project has allowed her to learn the importance of involving the community in making decisions, but also the challenges of construction in the landscape where resources are limited, economically and ecologically. Melika is interested to expand her architecture experience by working with natural materials as one of the medium of contemporary construction. 

Areas of Interest
Building Materials, Climate Change, Community Development, Conflict, Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Participatory Planning, Landscape, Trauma and Memory


2013 - 2017
Bachelor of Design in Architecture, University of Florida
2017 -
Exchange Program in Vicenza, Italy, University of Florida
2017 - 2021
Master of Architecture Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Academic Experience

2019 - Present
Research Assistant, Tectonics of Wisdom, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2020 - Present
Teaching Assistant, 4.110 - Design Across Scales, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2019 -
Teaching Assistant, 4.110 - Design Across Scales, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2015 -
Teaching Assistant, Architecture Design 3, University of Florida

Professional Experience

2018 - 2019
Collaborator on Project Most Mira, ProjectVarchitecture


2019 -
PKG scholarship for realization of community based project , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2016 -
NOMAS Student Competition, 2nd award, University of Florida
2016 -
Martin Gundersen Sr. Scholarship, University of Florida
2016 -
A.F. Wentworth Honors Scholarship , University of Florida