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Meryati Johari Blackwell in her office workspace reviewing material samples at a desk

Meryati Johari Blackwell

Meryati Johari Blackwell

Bachelor of Architecture And Planning, 1988
University of Miami, Florida.
Minor in Fine Arts 1988
University of Miami, Florida.
Architectural Association,
London, England 1987

Architect, American Institute of Architects AIA
Professional Member, American Society of Interior Designers ASID
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards NCARB
National Council for Interior Design Qualification NCIDQ
The Green Building Certification Institute GBCI

Meryati Johari Blackwell brings over twenty-five years of experience to her role as Principal at Marlon Blackwell Architects where she also serves as Director of Interiors and Sustainability. Her sensitivity as a designer and knowledge of materials and details enrich every project in the office. She works closely with Marlon and project teams to deliver thoughtful designs that are both sensual and sensible.

With a degree in Architecture and Planning, Meryati is both a Registered Architect and a Registered Interior Designer. Meryati brings a broad range of experience in architectural offices in the United States and Asia to her work at Marlon Blackwell Architects. She has worked with many project types including as churches and banks, health centers, office buildings, stadiums, libraries, schools and university buildings, as well as residences, retail spaces and hotels. Her talents in architectural and interior design and her expertise in the preparation of construction documents, code research and contract administration, design and detailing, spec writing as well as her ability to coordinate work with various consultants involved in a project are highly valued. She is a LEED Accredited Professional specializing in Building Design and Construction and serves as the LEED Project Team Administrator for each of the firm’s projects that seeks LEED certification.

During her tenure at Marlon Blackwell Architects, Meryati has been integrally involved in the realization of numerous noteworthy and award winning projects including the Crystal Bridges Museum Store, Blessings Golf Clubhouse, Steven L Anderson Design Center and Vol Walker Hall, Montessori Schools, Northwest Arkansas Free Health and the L-Stack Residence where she also served as the project’s General Contractor. In her role as Principal of Marlon Blackwell Architects, Meryati provides oversight of business operations and the development of the firm’s team and resources.


Photograph of Justin Hershberger, Senior Associate, Studio Director

Justin Hershberger, AIA

Senior Associate, Studio Director

Photograph of Kertis Weatherby, Senior Associate, Building Performance Director

Kertis Weatherby, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Associate, Building Performance Director

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Spencer Curtis, AIA

Associate, Technology Director