LANA MERRILL | DESIGN ASSOCIATE
Lana Merrill is a design associate at MFLA whose role combines both project coordination and production. Lana is dedicated to using landscape as the building blocks of our cultural, social, and economic web of inter-relationships.
Through her design practice, she strives to shape spaces into culturally driven landscapes that utilize sustainable methods and set the precedent for a resilient future. Lana’s work experience has brought her to different areas of the United States including Massachusetts, Indiana, and California, where she worked on a variety of projects, scales, and locations. Significant projects thus far in her early career include the Purdue Innovation District, Wabash River Central Reach, Wabash River Promenade, State Street Master Plan (recipient of the 2014 INASLA Award of Excellence), State Street Implementation, Indiana Bicentennial Plaza, and Assembly Square Waterfront and Marketplace.
During her undergraduate studies in landscape architecture at Purdue University, she was awarded an ASLA Student Honor Award in the Analysis and Planning category, INASLA Student Honor Award in the General Design category, and ASLA Academic Honor Award from Purdue in 2013. Outside of the office, Lana relishes volunteering both locally and internationally. She’s been lucky enough to participate in construction, environmental education, and turtle conservation projects in Costa Rica and Bali, Indonesia. In 2016, Lana received an INASLA Chapter Service Award for contributions to the state chapter as chair of the Emerging Professionals Committee, co-chair of Public Relations Committee, World Landscape Architecture Month Committee, and Annual Meeting Committee. Lana continues to strive for an enriched future through innovative landscape and architecture practice.