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Marty Merkel


In 2023, Mr. Merkel was promoted to principal for JRA. His experience with various 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, enables him to contribute design solutions that are both creative and responsive to the needs of our clients.

Mr. Merkel utilizes his 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.

Over the years, Mr. Merkel’s leadership skills have been utilized in various professional, philanthropic, and civic organizations through his directorship of Central Kentucky AIA, as a member of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville, Louisville Downtown board member, a graduate of Leadership Louisville Ignite, YouthBuild Louisville board member, and as a National Kidney Foundation volunteer.

Registrations and Certifications
Registered Architect: Kentucky # 7080

Master of Architecture, Ball State University, 2009
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Ball State University, 2007

Marty Merkel, AIA, LEED AP | Principal
Main: 502.583.4697

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