Merritt Palminteri’s aim is to respond thoughtfully to the needs of every client in order to create beautiful, timeless architecture that is sustainable because it is well-built. Her work places an emphasis on detail, natural light and enhancing the relationship between the user and their surroundings. She considers 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.
|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|
|2015||AIA Monterey Bay Excellence in Design Citation|
|2009||Architecture License C-31948, State of California|
|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