Introducing Donn Merriam, Senior Architect at DCA

Introducing Donn Merriam, AIA, a seasoned Senior Architect with over thirty years of professional experience specializing in K-12 public school design. Donn possesses a remarkable track record of successfully managing projects, from classroom modernizations to full campus replacements, showcasing his expertise in leading teams through all phases of design, documentation, contract administration, and DSA processes. His commitment to excellence has led to the establishment of strong partnerships with clients, resulting in outcomes that not only meet but exceed expectations, fostering enduring relationships built on trust and collaboration. Donn’s extensive experience working with various public-school districts in California highlights his ability to deliver innovative solutions tailored to each client’s unique needs.

Donn’s dedication to his craft extends beyond the workplace, as he finds solace in working on, riding, and restoring Ducati motorcycles during his leisure time. His educational background includes a B.Sc. in Architectural Studies from the University of Nebraska, coupled with a registration as a Licensed Architect in the State of California. As an active member of the American Institute of Architects and a Trustee for Phillips Academy in Alameda and Emery USD in Emeryville, Donn brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of the architectural landscape to DCA. With a portfolio boasting an array of representative projects for school districts across California, Donn’s expertise will help elevate DCA’s design capabilities and reinforce our reputation for excellence in architectural innovation.