Mr. Merkel serves as the Director of Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technologies at JRA, and utilizes this expertise to deliver quality construction documents to the firm’s clients. His proficiency with BIM enables him to lead integrated project teams to design and document construction projects with a high degree of coordination, saving our clients time and money.
His experience with a variety of project types including education, institutional, health care, and wellness allows him to resolve any issue by drawing from his well-rounded foundation of knowledge. This experience, when combined with an integrated team of professionals, allows him to contribute design solutions that are both creative and responsive to the needs of our clients. Over the years Mr. Merkel’s leadership skills have been utilized in various professional, philanthropic, and civic organizations through President of Central Kentucky AIA, as a member of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville, Secretary of Louisville Downtown Residents Association, and as House Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville.
Registrations and Certifications
Registered Architect: Kentucky # 7080
Master of Architecture, Ball State University, 2009
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Ball State University, 2007
University of Kentucky Jacobs Science Building
Eastern High School
St. James Elementary School
Hancock County Judicial Center
Louisville Southwest Free Public Library
University of Louisville Pysch Unit
Louisville Water Company Gatehouse Restoration
U of L Delphi Center Teaching Innovation Lab