As founder and Senior / Lead designer of FineLines Design Studio, Melda Cipli Clark relies heavily on her European and Anatolian upbringing. She graduated with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Degree in 1993. Since then she had the opportunity to work with prestigious Landscape Companies, Architectural and Engineering Firms and Builders in the Field of Landscape Architecture for Residential and Commercial Landscape Design-build projects throughout Turkey and DFW/Texas. The inevitable creation of her own Design-focused Landscape Architectural Design-Build Firm, FINELINES Design Studio, with a motto in mind, “Define by Design” which refers to the importance of Master Planning in her design approach.

As a principal, she guides both designers and technical experts in the process of turning conceptual ideas into well-crafted spaces. As a project manager, with a deep experience in steering design teams, contractors, and sub-consultants through an efficient, cost-effective design process, she directs design and implementation of many of the firm’s high-profile residential projects to ensure the quality and successful outcome. Melda leads her project design and installation teams with strategies that keeps her staff, sub-consultants, construction managers and contractors focused and enthusiastic. As a passionate creator/designer with 20+ years of extensive expertise in design and project and construction management in the field of Landscape Architecture, and her attention to detail have enabled her to design-build some of DFW's best outdoor environments.

Melda is passionate about landscape design because it offers a multitude of opportunities to give back to the world. She takes pride in being part of a profession where ecological and cultural contributions can be made with each and every project. When she is not designing for her next project, she enjoys reading, painting, or organizing kids’ activities such as educational workshops for different student club activities to educate kids about nature and Landscape Architecture. She loves spending time with her daughter or having a nice conversation over a cup of Turkish coffee with her family and friends every opportunity she gets.


MBA, University of North Texas, Minor Strategic Management

BLA, Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture,
Aegean University, Izmir / Turkey

ASLA, Member