Paula Merrigan (1953-2017)

PRINCIPAL EMERITA & CFO| LEED AP

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Architecture, 1986 - University of Arkansas

Real Estate Development Certification, 2006 - University of St. Thomas; Project Management Certification, 1997 - University of California

JOINED DJR:

1992

 

ASSOCIATIONS:

LEED Accredited Professional, American Planning Association, Sustainable Land Use Coalition, City of Saint Paul Planning Commission, Ann Bancroft Foundation, Mondale Public Policy Fellow

After twenty-two years with DJR (including two branch offices in Newport Beach and San Francisco, CA), Paula retired in 2014. During her tenure as principal (since 1998), Paula was a firm leader in identifying public policy issues during the design and planning phases of many important mixed-use and redevelopment projects. She also served on the Board of Directors of Open Arms of Minnesota and as Chair of the Comprehensive Planning Committee of the Saint Paul Planning Commission. Born in the Bronx, Paula was a lifelong Yankees fan, while the Twins were her second favorite team. Before and during her retirement she enjoyed travel to Kenya and Tanzania, Canada, Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand.

 

In addition to her dynamic leadership and generous mentoring, Paula brought to DJR unusual qualities of compassion and humor. Few who encountered her failed to be affected by her deeply humane spirit.

SELECTED PROJECTS:

Bii Dii Gain Anwebi Elder Housing

The Rail

Ellipse on Excelsior

e2

York Place

Open Arms

East Phillips Park & Community Cultural Center

Dunn Bros

Planned Parenthood Clinic & Admin Headquarters

LCO Casino and Lodge

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