Triple Decker Design Challenge Winner

March 2021

MERGE Architects is the Winner of the 3+ Retrofit Design Award for their Triple Decker Design Challenge design proposal hosted by Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. You can check out all the submissions on the Triple Decker Design Challenge page along with the press release.

Cable Mills Published in Architectural Record

Oct 2020

We are excited to announce that Cable Mills, River Houses and Modern Mill, have been published in Architectural Record Magazine.  For a link to the article, please click here.

Beverly Clinic Longlisted for a Dezeen Award

August 2020

We are excited to announce that Beverly Clinic has been longlisted for a Dezeen Interiors Award!  For a link to the project page, click here.

Dezeen Features Marginal Housing 3.0

May 2020

We are excited to announce that Marginal Housing 3.0 has been featured on Dezeen.  For a link to the article please click here.

Merge Featured in Urban Land Magazine

Summer 2018

Urban Land Magazine features Marginal Street Lofts as one of 10 projects by emerging firms in the Summer 2018 issue.  For a link to the article click here.

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Merge Featured in Architectural Record

June 2018

Merge Architects has been featured in the June 2018 issue of Architectural record, in the article "The Future of Practice: Small Firms".  For a link to the article click here.

Merge Wins the Housing Northwest Arkansas Competition

May 2018

We are excited to announce that Merge Architects has been selected as the Site 5 Winner of the Housing Northwest Arkansas Competition.  You can find the official announcement here, as well as links to all the entries here.

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Lexington Home Design Featured in Boston Home Magazine

Fall 2017

A Lexington home designed by Merge Architects is featured in the Fall 2017 Boston Home Magazine.  The article, "Out Of The Box" highlights a series of courtyards and recessed gardens that bring light and nature into the home . The article can be found here.

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Brush Park Work Featured in Arch Record

April 2017

In the April 2017 issue of Architectural Record, MERGE's work in Brush Park, Detroit is featured in Cathleen McGuigan's look at the city's contemporary architectural surge. The article "Detroit: The Remix" is available here, and you can read more about our Detroit projects here and here.

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Detroit Lectures in April

April 2017

MERGE's Elizabeth Whittaker is giving two lectures in Detroit this April. On Wednesday, April 5th Elizabeth is at the University of Detroit Mercy. On Thursday, April 6th She'll be speaking at Lawrence Technological University. Please see the university websites for event details; these lectures are free and open to the public.

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Grow Box Wins at BSA/AIA

February 2017

MERGE's Grow Box was recognized with a Boston Society of Architects / AIA Honor Awards for Design Excellence Award at their annual gala celebration. A full list of the evening's winners is available here.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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."

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.

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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.