Melissa Chavis

Office Manager

  • Bachelors in Business Administration – Management, Augusta State University
  • Certificate, Technical Design Graphics, Augusta Technical College

Melissa’s love for architecture developed early in life. Growing up in Augusta, she enjoyed making trips downtown to take in the historic architecture of the buildings. She also looked forward to trips to Charleston and Savannah to explore the historic architecture. She still enjoys making these trips around town, seeing buildings that she has helped design through the years. It is truly inspiring to be able to watch a project grow from design to construction.

In high school, she wanted to be an artist and loved to draw. After she took all of the art classes offered in high school, she turned her attention to Drafting classes, and she decided this was the career path she wanted to follow. After high school, she attended Augusta Technical College and received a Certificate in Technical Design Graphics. She then began as a Drafter with Sydney Carter & Associates. While with the firm, she decided to pursue a higher degree and went on to attend Augusta State University, graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in Management. By this time, Chris Booker had started his own firm Christopher Booker & Associates, and she joined him to further build on her passion for architecture and design. The firm was small early on, so she learned to wear a lot of hats to get things done, and now that the firm is growing – she has to remind herself to share some of the responsibilities she has taken on over the years.

Melissa has extensive experience in all aspects of design for commercial, industrial, institutional, religious, government, educational, and residential facilities. When not in the office, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and son. During the fall months, she enjoys watching college football and cheering on her beloved Georgia Bulldogs. When Spring comes around, she is watching Atlanta Braves baseball. She enjoys watching movies and critiquing them with her husband and son, sketching and reading.