OZ Adds Top Industry Talent to Resort-Hospitality Practice

OZ has one of the nation’s foremost resort and hospitality design practices and is growing once again with three new team members. Robert Fitzgerald, Chip Melick, and Greg Lemon, three of the industry’s most well-known talent in resort design, client service and project execution, will bring their decades of expertise in flagship projects at ski resorts, golf-resorts, casinos, hotels, multi-family residences and restaurants to the award-winning architecture firm.

Melick ran his own firm for the past 22 years and brings a deep knowledge of the practice of architecture, client service, staff mentorship and leadership to the team. Fitzgerald is an extremely respected and talented senior designer with unparalleled experience in successful design for resorts. Lemon brings over 20 years of executing projects in the resort industry and can ensure the high standard of documentation OZ provides is met.

OZ has established itself as one of the nation’s foremost experts in resort design with high-profile resort projects across the country including several national parks, the nation’s largest ski area, Park City Ski Resort and The Canyons Village, the desert golf-resort Furnace Creek in Death Valley, Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Florida, as well as master planning and design projects across Colorado mountain towns including Steamboat, Snowmass, Aspen and Vail.

“Chip, Greg and ‘Fitz’ are significant additions to our resort and hospitality practice area – their leadership and expertise will further enhance our industry-leading work and our ability to service our clients and execute beyond expectations,” said Rebecca Stone, OZ Architecture’s managing principal and resort and hospitality practice leader. “As we take on additional large projects across the country, our talent will continue to be unmatched and our experience unrivaled.”

Melick, Lemon, and Fitzgerald will collaborate alongside Stone and OZ’s large team of experienced resort architects and interior designers to deliver innovative, creative and nuanced designs to resort communities around the world.

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