ABOUT

We aim to respond thoughtfully to the needs of every client in order to create beautiful, timeless architecture that is sustainable because it is well-built.  Our work places an emphasis on detail, natural light and enhancing the relationship between the user and their surroundings.  We consider a good building to be one that continues to unfold as the user moves through it, offering new delights and insights upon each step and at each visit.

Merritt holds degrees in Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and Columbia University.  She trained extensively with Anik Pearson Architect in New York, a firm lauded for their obsessively detailed pre-war jewel-box interiors and several well-established local firms.  She lives in Monterey with her husband, school age son, and twin toddler boys.

A portion of profits from MAP Architect is donated to Natividad Medical Center’s NICU,  UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, and the Ronald McDonald House Bay Area.

Education

2010 M.S. Advanced Architectural Design, Columbia University GSAPP – New York
2002 B.Arch (cum laude) California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo
2000 CSU Firenze – Florence, Italy

Achievements

2015AIA Monterey Bay Excellence in Design Citation
2009 Architecture License C-31948, State of California
2008 LEED Certification

Extracurricular

member – American Institute of Architects, Julia Morgan Alliance
guest baker – Martha Stewart Show
floral designer – galas, gallery openings, photo shoots, weddings
guest critic – Pratt Institute, California College of the Arts, UC Berkeley, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
commissioner (retired) – City of Monterey Historical Preservation Commission