at [merz]project we believe that great architecture is the result of great teams and a design process that inspires clients, enhances local communities, and encourages positive global change. Our approach to every project constantly addresses the natural, historic, and climatic context of the site and pursues design strategies that complement these variables in new and innovative ways. In the end, we believe that every project is intrinsically unique in its team composition, context, and program. Thus, the corresponding design solution is never the same, as each building achieves greatness through project-specific methods and materials.
Our studio collaboration finds fulfillment in the ‘complete’ project, where intuition and imagination are realized in a final product that is beyond the expectations of the client. Whether in the intimate setting of a private residence or within a public institution, we strive to produce architecture that challenges people to see and experience materials and light in ways they never imagined. Furthermore, we are dedicated to assembling buildings that respect global environmental concerns and promote a clean environment. The act of constructing a building is the single greatest symbol of our ability to physically affect change in world, and we believe that responsible design and construction processes are as important as the end product. Our commitment to the environment is witnessed through the multiple projects that we have designed and submitted through the United States Green Building Council’s rigorous LEED accreditation process.
In addition to the physical and environmental changes that our work initiates, we believe that the resulting spaces and places allow occupants to see our world from a different point of view. Whether viewing a desert vista or engaging new friends in a civic setting, the spaces that we create enhance the personal relationships that an occupant experiences on a daily basis. Designing and constructing a building is the result of imagination, thoroughness, and execution. Living in a building is about discovering the daily reward of those efforts. At [merz]project we ensure that the discovery never ends.