Pavla Melková graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at CTU in Prague. She has been a partner in MCA atelier since 1996. Apart from her professional practice of architect and urban designer, she teaches and collaborates in granted research programmes at the Faculty of Architecture CTU, where she recently obtained her Ph.D. Since autumn 2012 she has served at the Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR) at which she established the Public Space Office. Currently she is the head of the Urban Design Section.