Merryman, Barnes Architects, Inc. is recognized by our clients, colleagues and peers for innovative and award-winning planning and design.
Founded in 1992, and renamed in 2008, MBA was one of the first entirely women-owned firms in the Northwest.
People and their Priorities are important to us.
Understanding their desire is the basis for our strong design solutions, the guiding principles we used to bring our client's vision to life.
We have a long standing commitment to projects that make a difference in the communities they serve.
Our clients include a wide-variety of non-profit and institutional clients. these collaborations have resulted in a wide variety of projects.
Nancy Merryman has over 24 years of professional experience. Her design work has resulted in numerous award-winning projects including St. Anthony Church, Parish Hall & Childcare Center in Portland, and the J. Frank Schmidt Pavilion at the Oregon Garden in Silverton. Nancy’s experience includes planning, programming and design work for a broad range of urban and civic projects including church facilities, performing arts projects, higher education and multi-family housing.
Nancy served on the Portland Design Review Commission and is on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland. She has served on the board of the Columbia River Girl Scouts and the Architects Council of Oregon.
Linda Barnes has over 30 years of professional experience in all phases of various project types with a focus on sustainability issues and start-to-finish project management. Her experience includes work for clients in government and private industry providing: five year space utilization studies, site planning, feasibility studies, new buildings, renovation, space planning and code consulting. Professional interests include community-supportive design, daylighting strategies, environmentally sustainable architecture, and passive solar heating strategies.
Linda has been honored as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. She has received the Portland Chapter AIA’s Women in Architecture Committee Award for Woman of the Year, and a Chapter service award for Energy Committee Leadership. Additionaly, she serves on the Portland Fire Code Board of Appeals, the Portland Building Code Board of Appeals, and is a past member of the Multnomah County Board of Appeals.