Krista Merrill


When did you know you wanted to be an architect/designer?

In high school, when I was obsessed with playing The Sims and just building ridiculous houses for them.

What’s the biggest highlight of your career?

Working with Turner Construction as the Architect-of-Record on the National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey project, an immersive entertainment experience in Times Square.

What would Spotify say is your most-played track?

“You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon.

What’s the best thing about working at Mancini Duffy?

The people. So many talented, passionate, driven and all-around nice people.

Best advice you’ve ever received?

If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.

What’s the most unusual item in your desk drawer?

A souvenir bag of shredded dollar bills, courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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