Visiting Associate Professor
Merica May is an architect and artist working in New York City.
As an Associate with Diller Scofidio and Renfro (DS+R), Merica May worked on a range of cultural and institutional projects including the US Olympic Museum, the Shed, Adelaide Contemporary, the Royal Opera House, the Rubenstein Forum, the Dissona Campus and the University of Sydney. She is currently the Project Architect for a 250-foot pedestrian bridge scheduled to open this December in Colorado Springs.
In addition to her work at DS+R, Merica May is incubating a new research and design office with Yushiro Okamoto – OBJ. Their practice recently won New York City’s Big Ideas Small Lots competition, completed an immersive-pavilion for LockHeed Martin at Virginia Tech and are working on a new dancewear store in New York City.
Merica May has been a visiting professor at Pratt’s School of Architecture since 2015. Her research builds on her hybrid past. As a graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology and former Dancer with Atlanta Ballet, she is interested in the physical/virtual experience of bodies in space. Her projects include; interactive musical instruments and environments, the drawing translation of Balanchine’s Serenade, a Palmiest Portrait machine for the Landscape as Dreamscape show she curated at Citygroup and a new project that builds remote-composite-bodies with dancers during the Covid-19 crisis.
M.Arch., Georgia Institute of Technology.