Ep. 7: Chris Mercier Builds Outside the Box


Chris Mercier

builds outside the box

episode notes

Though Chris Mercier, AIA, is inarguably a masterful architect, as someone who has worked alongside greats like Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind, he is a visionary; not one to be constrained by walls. Founder of (fer) studio in Inglewood, CA, Chris is literally an out of the box thinker: “If you only engage with the interior, you’re limited to square footage, but if you engage the exterior, the whole footprint of the house changes.” He applies this "architectural fluidity" to entire communities and specifically, Inglewood, a city primed for renewal. As the community anticipates the arrival of professional football and the light rail, Chris and (fer) collaborate with the city, local businesses and artisans to bring a fresh blueprint to live / work and retail, one that blurs the lines between buildings and environment. Read the full post here.