Grow Box Residence

Grow Box Wins at BSA/AIA


February 2017


Grow Box was recognized with a Boston Society of Architects / AIA Honor Awards for Design Excellence Award  at the annual gala celebration.

Brush Park Groundbreaking 2016

Brush Park Neighborhood Starts Construction


November 2016


Mayor Mike Duggan of Detroit, Michigan, Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures, and the project team are celebrating the start of construction of "City Modern" on November 29, 2016. The Brush Park Neighborhood starts construction this month on over 400 new units in this mixed-use, mixed-income development, and MERGE is proud to be part of the team as the designer of the Duplexes and Carriage Homes Typologies.

Elizabeth Whittaker Lectures Fall 2016, Merge Architects

Elizabeth Whittaker Lectures Across the US


October / November 2016


MERGE is on the road this fall, as Elizabeth Whittaker visits Arizona, Florida and Oregon to discuss recent projects and exciting developments. In Phoenix, AZ, Elizabeth is speaking at the AIA AZ 2016 State Conference (10/7) where the theme is 'Transforming Boundaries'. In Tampa, FL, the University of South Florida's School of Architecture and Community Design is hosting a lecture on 11/8. And in Portland, OR, Elizabeth will be in town for the AIA Portland Architecture Awards on 11/17. We hope that you can come connect at one of these events.

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Sonoscape takes Honorable Mention


September 2016


SONOSCAPE, a temporary installation concept by MERGE for the Quad Competition, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the final round of competition. The installation was designed as a destination and a presence within the ABX exhibit hall - a gathering area, vantage point, display armature, and prototype for future interventions from a kit of parts.

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Merge Detroit Office Opens


August 2016


MERGE architects has opened a satellite office in downtown Detroit, Michigan. In the award-winning Chrysler House, also called the Dime Building, we're excited to be part of such a vibrant neighborhood and close to our City Modern project in Brush Park.

Architect R+D Awards Jury, Elizabeth Whittaker, Architecture

Elizabeth Whittaker Juries 2016 R+D Awards


July 2016


This summer MERGE's Elizabeth Whittaker joined Mic Patterson of Design Tectonics and Douglas Stockman of El Dorado to jury the Architect Magazine's 2016 R+D Awards. From a multitude of entries, the jury awarded winners, citations and honorable mentions across a range of architectural projects, installations, material innovations and conceptual designs.

Aerial View of Fort Point Channel, Northern Avenue Bridge Competition, Photograph By Alex MacLean

Merge Wins at Northern Avenue Bridge Competition


May 2016


MERGE architects' proposal was selected as a winning entry from more than 130 submissions in an ideas competition re-imagining the Northern Avenue Bridge at Fort Point Channel in Boston, Massachusetts. The competition was sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA/AIA) and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), with Mayor Martin J. Walsh on hand to kick off the discussion. MERGE's winning entry (an essay) can be read here.

AD Design Show 2016

Elizabeth Whittaker Panelist for Architectural Digest Design Show 2016


March 2016


Join Elizabeth Whittaker on Friday, March 18th at the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City for a New York Times Design Series Panel: ARCHITECTURE TODAY: EMERGING STARS OF RESIDENTIAL DESIGN. Alexander Gorlin will be moderating with Elizabeth Whittaker of MERGE architects, Daniel Heighes Wismer of Dufner Heighes and Dan Brunn of Dan Brunn Architecture. The full program of events and tickets are available here.

Brush Park Detroit Skyline

Merge Joins Brush Park Detroit Architectural Team


December 2015


A team of five architectural firms has come together to design over 400 new residential units and amenities in the 8.4-acre Brush Park neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. MERGE is leading the design of the Carriage Homes and Duplexes in the neighborhood, where contemporary architecture will blend with the restoration of existing historic buildings. Read the full press release here, and find more information about the development here.

Marginal Street Lofts and MIT Beaver Works Honor Awards

BSA / AIA Honor Awards for Beaver Works and Marginal Lofts


November 2015


MERGE has been recognized for two projects at the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) / AIA Honor Awards: MIT Beaver Works and the Marginal Street Lofts. A gallery of this year's winning projects can be found here.

Rational Exuberance

Rational Exuberance: ABX2015


November 2015


On November 17, Elizabeth Whittaker is joining an interdisciplinary design panel to discuss 'Rational Exuberance: Bold Design Across Scales'. This Architecture Boston Expo 2015 (ABX) event is ticketed and open to the public. More information  is available here.

Interior Architecture Awards

Merge Wins Two BSA / AIA Interior Architecture Awards


July 2015


The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) / AIA  has honored MERGE with two Interior Design and Architecture Awards, one each for Lightwell and MIT Beaver Works.  For a link to the awards page click here.

Residential Architect Award 2015

Marginal St Lofts Wins 2015 Residential Architect Award


May 2015


We are excited to announce that Marginal St Lofts has won a 2015 Residential Architect Award.  For a link to the article, please click here.

Architect Magazine 2015

Elizabeth Whittaker Featured in Architect Magazine


April 2015


Elizabeth Whittaker is featured in the April 2015 issue of Architect Magazine.  For a link to the full article, click here.

Architects Newspaper 2015

Merge Architects Featured in the Architect’s Newspaper


March 2015


Merge Architects is featured in the March 2015 issue of the Architect's Newspaper as a follow up piece to our Emerging Voices award.  For a link to the full article, click here.

BSA Urban Design Workshop

Elizabeth Whittaker Leads BSA Urban Design Workshop Team


March 2015


Run by the Boston Society of Architects, the second BSA Urban Design Workshop examined Mayor Walsh’s housing initiative, focusing on the Dorchester Avenue corridor between the Broadway and Andrews MBTA Red Line stops. This area, identified as one of two of the mayor’s housing development “priority zones,” is characterized by light industrial uses, auto-dependent businesses, and underused parcels. Elizabeth Whittaker led one of four teams in producing innovative workforce housing solutions on neighboring parcels.  For a link to the full presentation, please click here.

Emerging Voices

Merge Architects Wins Architectural League’s 2015 Emerging Voices


Jan 2015


We are excited to announce that Merge Architects has been selected as one of the Architectural League of New York's 2015 Emerging Voices.  "The Emerging Voices award spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism."

AIA Young Architects Award

Elizabeth Whittaker Wins National AIA Young Architects Award


Jan 2015


We are excited to announce that Elizabeth Whittaker has won the National AIA Young Architects award!  "The Young Architects Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career."

Boston Herald 2015

Merge Architects and Marginal Street Lofts in the Boston Herald


Jan 2015


Merge Architects is mentioned in the Boston Herald.  Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is seeking bolder design in the city's architecture.  For a link to the article, please click here.

Design Vanguard

Merge Wins Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard Award


December 2014


We are thrilled to announce that Merge Architects has won Architectural Record’s 2014 Design Vanguard Award! “Architectural Record’s annual Design Vanguard issue brings together the architects who are already doing some of the most innovative work in the field and will lead the profession in the future. They are the firms at the forefront of design and the architects are the ones to watch.” We are honored to be acknowledged alongside a group of tremendous young firms doing some truly innovative work.

AIA New England

Merge Wins AIA New England Design Award


Sept 2014


Merge Architects has won an AIA New England Design Award for MIT Beaver Works.

Arch Record Sept 2014

MIT Beaver Works Published in Architectural Record / Record Interiors Issue


Sept 2014


MIT Beaver Works has been selected as one of Architectural Record's "Record Interiors".  The project has been published in the September 2014 issue of the magazine.  For a link to the digital version of the article, please click here.

Orthodontic Clinic Icons

Merge Wins National AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award


August 2014


Merge Architects has won a national AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award for Lightwell - Greater Boston Orthodontics.  The winners of this award were recently mentioned on ArchDaily.

His Hers Prototype

Merge Wins BSA / AIA Unbuilt Award for His/Hers Prototype


August 2014


Merge Architects has won a Boston Society of Architects (BSA) / AIA Unbuilt Award for the His/Hers Prototype.

BSA / AIA Small Firms MIT Beaver Works

Merge Wins BSA / AIA Small Firms Award for MIT Beaver Works


June 2014


Merge Architects has won a Boston Society of Architects (BSA) / AIA Small Firms Award for MIT Beaver Works.

BSA / AIA Small Firms Peg Wall

Merge Wins BSA / AIA Small Firms Award for Peg Wall


June 2014


Merge Architects has won a Boston Society of Architects (BSA) / AIA Small Firms award for the Peg Wall.

Virginia Tech

Elizabeth Whittaker to Lecture at Virginia Tech


March 2014


Elizabeth Whittaker to lecture at Virginia Tech on March 21st, 2014

Lightwell Interior Design Magazine

MERGE Featured in Interior Design Magazine


Dec 2013


MERGE is featured in the Dec. 2013 issue of Interior Design Magazine, "Best of Year 2013".  Greater Boston Orthodontics has been selected as one of Interior Design's Best of 2013 projects.

Art New England

MERGE Featured in Art New England Magazine


Jan/Feb 2014


MERGE is featured in the Jan/Feb 2014 issue of Art New England, "More Than Just Speculating: Three Boston Architectural Firms Are Change-Makers".  Marginal Street Lofts and the YMCA Health and Wellness Center are featured in the article.

Interior Design Magazine Best of 2013

Lightwell Wins Interior Design Magazine Best of 2013


Dec 2013


MERGE Architects wins Interior Design Magazine Best of 2013 award in the healthcare category for Greater Boston Orthodontics.