Merica May is an architect and artist working in New York City.
She is an Associate at Diller Scofidio and Renfro (DS+R), where for the past seven years she has worked on a range of cultural and institutional projects including the US Olympic Museum, the Shed, the Rubenstein Forum, the University of Sydney and a pedestrian bridge in Colorado Springs.
She also is a finalist in New York City’s Big Ideas Small Lots competition with her colleagues at the design office OBJ.
Merica May is also the director of gray_matter(s) an interdisciplinary design office that recently completed an immersive-pavilion for LockHeed Martin at Virginia Tech.
Merica May has been a visiting professor at Pratt’s School of Architecture since 2015, she’s on the AIA’s Global Dialogues Committee, and hosts a bi-monthly drawing club at the Citygroup Gallery.
She received her Masters in Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011 where she was the Marthame Sander Scholar, Nix-Mann Fellow and recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Medal.
Prior to her architectural career, Merica May was a professional ballet dancer with Atlanta Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle.