Instructor’s Blog Posts
Prior to SketchUp, “friendly and forgiving” were not words that came anywhere near a conversation about 3D modeling software. Architecture students would spend semesters of their lives in classes solely dedicated to demystifying a computer program that would turn...read more
I was 16 when I decided I wanted to be an architect, but beyond my high school drafting class, I had no idea what an architect actually does. Not to mention my knowledge of what architecture is. I couldn’t imagine much outside of quaint, suburban housing. I had never...read more
Whether you are homeschooling or your public or private school just doesn’t offer this opportunity, your high schooler can take architecture classes online with Excelsior Classes. In Architectural Drafting & Design I & II, students learn to see, think, and...read more
If you are starting to feel a little cramped in your living space, wanting to freshen up, or, like me, selling your home and want it to look its best, then here are a few tips on how to make your home feel larger. Optimize your spaces functionally and visually. The...read more
Melisa Kaiser is an architectural designer and homeschool mom of four. She completed an undergraduate degree in architecture at the University of Nebraska, and a Master of Architecture degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology where she received the Henry Adams Medal for graduating with highest honors. She studied high rise design, with an emphasis in energy efficiency and façade technology.
Melisa has practiced architecture in residential design, including high-end kitchen design at a world-renowned Chicago firm. Melisa’s teaching experience spans a broad range of ages; she has taught freshman level design at the Judson University Department of Architecture, and art & design to K-8th graders at her homeschool co-op. Melisa has also taught architecture summer camps at local universities, which are week-long camp experiences for high school-aged students interested in pursuing architecture or design in college. Melisa has been teaching online architecture classes to high school students since 2014. Currently she is homeschooling her four children and does an occasional freelance design project. Melisa and her family live in southern California.
Melisa began a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ as a freshman in college. She loves to see the image of the Creator shining through each student, and considers it a privilege to inspire and guide students in developing their creative and technical abilities.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR EXCELLENT INSTRUCTION
FROM A PARENT
YOU’VE INSPIRED ME TO USE MY TALENTS FOR GOD
FROM A STUDENT
THANK YOU FOR BEING EVER SO PATIENT, KIND, AND HELPFUL
FROM A STUDENT
SHE IS A TOP NOTCH TEACHER
FROM A PARENT