Driven by a deep interest in creating more sustainable communities through improved mobility, Merlin has dedicated much of his career to the transit and the public sector. Merlin is helping to create 21st century cities and communities focusing on the long term vision, safe, and efficient design solutions. His practice focuses on employee’s needs first, by providing health and wellness to the users.
As a Practice Leader, Merlin focuses on transit and public works facilities, multi-modal stations, and master plans. His design process looks at life cycle costs and blends functionality, safety, sustainability, and budget to reduce annual operational costs, and improve culture and morale for the firm’s municipalities/utilities clients.
Over the course of his 22-year career, Merlin has developed expertise in architecture, construction administration, landscape design and green construction, serving as a project coordinator, architect, project manager, principal, designer on projects around the country. He has also established himself as a thought leader and sustainability champion. His career accomplishments include the first LEED Platinum certified bus maintenance and operations facility, repurposing a historic industrial facility into a 21st century maintenance and operations facility, and complete replacement of existing facilities while staying operational during construction. Merlin’s niche specialization includes designing facilities in high alpine and severe climate environments with numerous projects in the Rockies, Great Lakes, and even Antarctica. Merlin is a Leadership APTA graduate and was recognized as one of Mass Transit Magazine’s 40 Under 40 in 2015.