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About the Practice

Led by Will Merriman (AIA, NCARB, LEED AP) William Merriman Architects LLC was founded to be singularly-focused on residential Architecture in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest in 2013. 

Since our founding we have been privileged to work on various residential and commercial architecture projects, along with furniture, product and graphic designs for select clients. Our approach to the design process, background and skillset allows us to leverage our expertise for any design project you may have. 

Our expertise is on carefully crafted new construction, thoughtful additions and renovations to existing homes and appropriate barns, sheds, outbuildings, and site designs that extend architecture and design beyond your front door. 

Our method of practice is for those seeking to create a legacy with their project; it is a bespoke, intensive and uniquely tailored client collaboration, with an uncommon level of study and detail. Let us help you tell the story of your home. 

The crafting of your project begins in our design studio and ends in the hands of the many talented and dedicated people we partner with in Alaska and beyond.

Will Merriman

William O. Merriman, principal and owner, has practiced architecture for 16 years across the United States, focusing on traditional and historic residential architecture. William is a 2003 graduate with honors from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Architecture, including a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. Before moving his family to Alaska, William was a project architect in Philadelphia, PA for a well-known historic architecture firm and the Southeastern Division Planning Manager for Sherwin Williams in Atlanta, GA.

William is intensively involved on every project from start to finish, carefully guiding the process from his own hand-sketches to final construction completion.

William’s knowledge has been carefully honed as an architect on numerous homes, master plans, vacation homes, equestrian facilities, restaurants, and farms throughout the United States.  The breadth of projects spans from Maine to Florida, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and now Alaska.   William brings this unique and deep knowledge of traditional architecture practice, historic rehabilitation and craft to Alaska.

Professional Architect Registration in Alaska, Washington and Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA Bachelor of Architecture 2003


William holds a commission as a U.S. Naval Officer in the Civil Engineering Corps. William and his wife live in Anchorage with their two children.