Make It Right and Method Homes are exhibiting our first home for the Fort Peck Indian Reservation at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, May 29-31. And we’re BEYOND excited to show you around. Come on in! Living Room Shaw Floors’ Epic Engineered Hardwood is a Cradle to Cradle certified hardwood product that uses 50% less newly […]
Meet Our Team at Dwell on Design
Melanie Klein, ASLA
Melanie brings 18 years of design experience, as both a licensed practitioner and professor of landscape architecture. Prior to joining Make It Right, she practiced with architectural firms in Denver and New York and was a professor in the College of Architecture at Kansas State University. She served as landscape architect and project manager on a wide range of multi-disciplinary projects, including her role as a Design Guidelines and Master Planning Team Member for the World Trade Center in New York. Read more...
Chief Operating Officer
James is the Chief Operating Officer of Make It Right. As the COO, he is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Foundation and its various projects nationwide. James works with homeowners, donors and communities to build healthy, sustainable and affordable housing developments throughout the United States. James is a guest lecturer at Tulane's Freeman School of Business, and has been featured on National Public Radio discussing the solar and affordable housing industries. He previously served on the U.S. Green Building Council's review committee for programming and panel selection for the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. He also served as a keynote speaker at the Emerald Coast Transportation Symposium where he presented on sustainable development for communities and solar energy. James received his Bachelors degree from Boston College in Economics, as well as his MBA from The Freeman School of Business at Tulane University with a concentration in finance and international business with a specialization in energy. While at Tulane he was a Morton A. Aldrich Fellow and a Burkenroad Leadership Fellow. A native of New Jersey, he has since embraced the great New Orleans traditions of crawfish, Mardi Gras, and letting the good times roll.