Merritt Chase is growing! Read more about our teammates Nich Steinkraus and Alexandra Mei on our About page here.
Nich joined Merritt Chase this past Fall as a landscape and planting designer. With almost a decade of professional landscape architecture experience working with firms including OLIN, Sasaki, and David Rubin Land Collective, his work encompasses a wide range of typologies including residential, campus, urban, governmental, and design competitions. His planting designs incorporate form, color, and texture of native and adapted plant species. Nich studied landscape architecture and horticulture at Purdue University, during which he was awarded a Student Honor Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects' Indiana Chapter and the Donald J. Molnar Scholarship Award.
Alexandra joins the team after two months of traveling in Japan as the Harvard GSD Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship recipient. As a landscape designer with Merritt Chase, Alexandra works to infuse a subtle, yet powerful presence of art into our surroundings. Prior to joining Merritt Chase, Alexandra worked at Munden Fry Landscape Associates, Surfacedesign, and Gensler. She graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Masters in Landscape Architecture and received her Bachelor of Design in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. She has received multiple honors including the GSD Thesis Award in Landscape Architecture, the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s University Olmsted Scholar nomination, and the 2017 GSD Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship.