Merrimack Design Architects provide comprehensive architectural design and preservation services for residential, institutional and commercial clients.
Our practice is built on 30+ years of practical experience designing buildings in the Boston area and throughout the Northeast.
We draw on our knowledge of of architectural history and regional building traditions to design form and spaces in harmony with the surroundings.
We create custom-tailored designs reflecting our clients’ individual needs and desires.
Our core principles are to serve our community, conserve finite resources and advocate for preservation, smart growth and New Urbanism.
Our studio is located in the historic Henschel carriage factory near downtown Amesbury, north of Boston and west of Newburyport in the Merrimack River Valley of Essex County, Massachusetts.
Eric Inman Daum, AIA
Eric Daum, a partner in Merrimack Design Architects, LLC, received his Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University in the City of New York in History and Urban Studies.
Eric lives in Andover, Massachusetts and currently sits on the Board of the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America having served as President of the chapter from 2005 through 2009. He is also a member of the Andover, Massachusetts Design Review Board. He has taught design at the Boston Architectural College and has lectured at Build Boston, The Traditional Building Conference, The Providence Preservation Society and at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America in New York. Prior to joining Merrimack Design Associates, Eric served as Design Director at The Classic Group in Lexington.
Eric is an avid reader of Military History, and collects History and Architecture books.
Gregory Colling, AIA
Greg Colling, founding partner of Merrimack Design Architects, LLC, received his Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelors of Architecture from the Boston Architectural College.
In addition to sharing a successful architecture practice, Greg has lectured on period styles of architecture, church and meeting house architecture in Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts and led walking tours, of Newburyport, Massachusetts. He organized a symposium on the New England Custom Houses of architect Robert Mills, which led to Merrimack Design providing preservation services for the restoration of Mills’ 1835 Custom House in Newburyport.
Colling is a member of the Historic New England Council and Preservation Committee and the Boston Society of Architects Historic Resources Committee. He has taught design at the Boston Architectural College and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Greg recently relocated to Exeter, New Hampshire and enjoys lap swimming, walking his dog along the Squamscott River, and learning to play jazz on his trumpet.