Michelle Bacellar graduated as an architect with PUC-PR University – Brazil. In the first years of her career, she gained experience as an architect working in Brazil and Australia. In 2004, she completed a Master’s Degree in Structural and Construction Engineering with Griffith University – Australia. Michelle Bacellar furthered her engineering experience working as a structural engineer in Australia, UK and the Middle East. In 2008, she joined the growing field of façade engineering. Working as a façade consultant, she combined her experience in the architectural and structural fields. In 2011, she moved to façade contracting where she gained hands on experience on façade design and construction before going back to façade consulting in 2019.