Indianapolis’ Schmidt Associates adds two to staff

Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering and interior design firm, has appointed Trisha Martin as an architectural graduate and Melissa Ferise as a construction administration assistant.

With dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Art History from the University of Iowa and dual master’s degrees in Architecture and Historic Preservation from Ball State University, Martin interned for the firm while completing her last year of architecture school. She is a former president of Associated Students for Historic Preservation and a founding member of Associated Graduate Students for Architecture and Design at Ball State University.

Martin will work on K-12, higher education and community studio projects for the firm where she will demonstrate servant leadership by listening to the clients’ needs and working with others to design spaces for end users. 

Ferise, who refers to herself as a jack of multiple trades, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Pedagogy from Butler University and has completed coursework toward a Master of Landscape Architecture. She most recently served as a performing arts secretary and dance teacher at Hamilton Southeastern High School.

Ferise will be completing submittals for the firm and supporting the Construction Administration team through the project strategy, design, and construction phases.