As the Workplace Consultant for Steelcase in South Florida, Julia Melhauser combines her design experience with a research-based perspective to be a trusted advisor to her workplace clientele. Her accounts include several Architecture & Design firms in Miami and Tampa. Some of those accounts are influential international firms making a significant imprint on global design. Julia’s able to be an influential guide as she shares workplace research, trends and conducts exploratory workshops to help challenge her clients and help them align their business goals with their interior space.
Formerly, Julia developed and ran her own architectural and interior design product sales business, to which she credits much of her growth and business acumen. Julia also held the role of Interior Design Director for a national design firm based in South Florida. Prior to relocating to South Florida, Julia held the role of Senior Interior Designer and Senior Associate for a national design firm based in Missouri.
Julia has led the interior design effort for commercial projects across numerous markets. She’s been a leader in the interior design for projects that include the Fort Lauderdale Airport new International terminal and Edward Jones Investments Global Headquarters. Julia holds her NCIDQ certification, State licensure in MO and FL and LEED accreditation with specialty in Building Design and Construction.
What helped you from MU's Architectural Studies?
"I’m forever grateful for the amazing experience I had at Mizzou. The courses on business ethics and practices gave me a strong foundation for my career and licensure. I was encouraged to be uninhibited in my thinking in design studio, which still translates into a strong thought process in business and design today. Thinking outside the box and challenging ‘the norm’ has enabled me to take risks and grow in wonderful ways. Some of my Mizzou professors and I stay in touch and I still feel their support to this day, which says so much about the genuine connection of the faculty and students they lead. When I’m able to make it to Missouri for Homecoming games, I still stop into the same building where I took my studio classes. It brings back amazing memories. Mizzou will always hold a place in my heart. I’m definitely a proud Mizzou Tiger!"
Workplace Consultant for Steelcase