Merit’s design skills integrate an emphasis on ecology, environmental protection, and historic preservation. Her diverse educational background includes degrees obtained from Estonian University of Life Sciences and the University of Washington. This combined with experience in a diverse range of projects lends a creative approach to her work and excellent client responsiveness. Merit has provided design and detailing for a variety of projects including trail and open space planning, park design, streetscape improvements, and multi-modal transportation corridors. She is passionate about integrating ecological and sustainable function into the urban environment and designing multi-functional, multi-generational places.
- Fremont Peak Park, Planting Party Volunteer
- University of Washington Landscape Architecture Department Mentorship Program, WASLA
- “Re-Imagining Seattle Streets: Planting strips and street edge treatments for urban green infrastructure,” Stormwater Design Manual, Seattle Public Utilities, contributor
- “Sustainable Design in Cold Climates: Re-designing a Pedestrian Street with Sustainable Solutions,” author, LAP Academic Publishing