Merrill St. Leger

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Travel has been among Merrill’s biggest inspirations. “I’ve been fortunate to visit some of the most incredible cities on the planet, from Amsterdam and Copenhagen with their incredible architecture, transit and bicycling infrastructure, to Damascus and Vancouver, with their intense energy and density,” she says. Merrill documents her observations in photographs and brings lessons learned on urbanism to her projects. The other thing that inspires Merrill is her children. “Growing my urban design career while raising two boys has been the most amazing adventure. Watching the world through their curious eyes and seeing how the design of cities and spaces affects the quality of their lives is both a treat and teacher.”