Merriman Schmitt


Established in 1996 as the local affiliate of Merriman Anderson Architects of Dallas, Texas, Merriman Schmitt Architects has grown into a successful national architecture and interiors firm providing a wide array of design services, including site master planning, architecture, interior architecture/design/space planning, construction document preparation, construction administration, and 3D rendering and visualization to clients nationwide.
Merriman Schmitt Architects professionals are affiliated with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Code Council (ICC) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
Merriman Schmitt Architects and Merriman Anderson Architects employs professionals registered in numerous states across the U.S. with MAA, the firms are registered in more than 36 states.


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steve schmitt, aia, ncarb

Steve Schmitt is the president of Merriman Schmitt Architects. Since co-founding the firm with Jerry Merriman in 1996, he has led the design of nearly 40 million square feet of office, industrial/distribution/manufacturing, retail, and other commercial spaces. Additionally he has been responsible for millions of square feet of interiors. Steve brings more than 35 years of experience in design and project management in a broad range of commercial architectural projects. He provides hands-on leadership to the programming and design process as well as construction and technical expertise. Currently MSA employs 5 professional in the Charlotte office.
President/Owner, Merriman Schmitt Architects, 2007 - present
Vice President, Merriman Schmitt Architects, 1997 - 2007
Principal/Owner, Stephen A. Schmitt Architecture, Charlotte, N.C., 1993 - 1997
Member, American Institute of Architects
Member, NCARB
Member, Urban Land Institute
Member, International Code Council
Member, National Fire Protection Association
Member, U.S. Green Building Council
Member, Social Venture Partners
Active contributor and volunteer: Alexander Youth Network, Council for   Children's Rights, Youth Homes, Pat's Place, The Relatives, Museum for the New South, Sally's Y, Habitat for Humanity, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Bachelor of Architecture 1982, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA

craig fleming

Craig Fleming is principal of the architecture studio at Merriman Schmitt Architects. He brings a wealth of experience in his more than 17 years with MSA managing projects from design schematics, through construction documents and construction administration. Expertise includes high-rise and mid-rise Class A office, industrial/flex and advanced technology, medical office, retail shopping centers and mixed use projects. Craig is directly responsible for coordination of project scheduling, production and resource allocation.
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture 1999; Bachelor of Architecture 2000, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

owen o’rourke

Owen O’Rourke is a project manager at Merriman Schmitt Architects. He brings more than 16 years of experience to commercial, industrial, Class A office, medical office, retail and mixed use projects. Expertise includes design, management of construction document production, interdisciplinary coordination, and project management and construction administration.
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture 2000, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

mackenzie naylor

Mackenzie is a motivated architectural designer at Merriman Schmitt Architects. She brings unique expertise in design, space planning and 3D visualization as well as Revit and BIM skills to a wide variety of commercial, industrial and interiors projects.
Bachelor of Architecture – Environmental Design Program with a minor in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2016, University of Colorado, Boulder


Merriman Schmitt Architects
605 Lexington Avenue
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28203
704.377.3060 (fax)
General Inquiries
Dallas Office
Merriman Anderson Architects
300 N. Field
Dallas, TX 75202


directions to our charlotte office

From Interstate 77 south of Charlotte:
Take the John Belk Freeway/I-277/Wilkinson Boulevard/US 74 exit, Exit 9; go two tenths of a mile.
Merge onto I-277 North, Exit 9B; go four tenths of a mile.
Take the Carson Boulevard exit, EXIT 1D.
Go four tenths of a mile on West Carson Boulevard.
Turn left onto South Tryon Street; go one tenth of a mile.
Turn right onto East Morehead Street; go four tenths of a mile.
Merriman Schmitt Architects is on the right at 610 East Morehead Street.

From Interstate 77 north of Charlotte
Take the Morehead Street exit, Exit 10A.
Go one tenth of a mile.
Turn left on West Morehead Street and go 1.2 miles
Merriman Schmitt Architects is on the. right at 610 East Morehead Street.

From Interstate 85 North of Charlotte
Take I-77 South towards Columbia, S.C., go 3.9 miles.
Take the Morehead Street exit, turn left on West Morehead Street, go 1.2 miles
Merriman Schmitt Architects is on the right at 610 East Morehead Street.

From Interstate 85 South of Charlotte
Take the Freedom Drive exit, Exit 34 East; go 2.5 miles
Turn left on West Morehead Street, go 1.5 miles
Merriman Schmitt Architects is one the right at 610 East Morehead Street.


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