Merrimack Design Architects, PLLC provide comprehensive architectural services for residential, institutional, and commercial clients throughout the Northeast.We listen carefully to our clients to design contextual and harmonious architecture, responsive to their program needs and budget. We specialize in preservation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings, retaining distinctive architectural features and embodied energy, while seamlessly integrating old and new. Our work is grounded in architectural history, traditional design composition and proportion, technology, and craftsmanship. We advocate for environmental sustainability and social equity through community action, education, principles of smart growth, and new urbanism.
Gregory Colling, AIA
Greg Colling, founding partner of Merrimack Design Architects, PLLC received his Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelors of Architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College. In addition to operating a successful architecture practice since 2007, Greg has lectured on museum project planning, building history, period styles of architecture, church and meeting house architecture, and has led architectural walking tours of Strafford, Vermont and Newburyport, Massachusetts. He took part in organizing a symposium on the New England Custom Houses of architect Robert Mills in 2009, and continues to provide preservation services for the maintenance and restoration of Mills’ 1835 Custom House in Newburyport, MA.
Colling is a member of the Historic New England Council and its Preservation Committee. He is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology, and Vernacular Architecture Forum. He has taught design at the Boston Architectural College and Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Greg relocated to Strafford, Vermont in 2019 and serves on the Strafford Planning Commission and the Townhouse Advisory Group, responsible for the maintenance and preservation of the 1799 Strafford Meeting House.
Gregory Colling, AIA has over 40-years of experience in architectural practice working in Boston, New York City and throughout New England with a core knowledge of architectural design training in the building arts and traditional architecture.
He founded Merrimack Design Architects in 2007.
Merrimack Design Architects is located in the Tip Top Media Arts Building, a former industrial bakery facility in White River Junction, Vermont. Greg is restoring his circa-1800 farmhouse, and loves gardening, cooking, lap swimming, and hiking with his wife and dog.