Blaine Merker ASLA

Gehl Studio

Blaine Merker is a designer, entrepreneur and activist reshaping cities through design and storytelling. He directs the San Francisco office of Gehl Studio where he works throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America, helping clients that range from city agencies, mayors, private developers, nonprofit foundations, and international NGOs create cities for people. As a cofounder of Rebar, he created Park(ing) Day and dozens of other projects that defined the emergent genre of "tactical urbanism". Blaine earned his Masters of Landscape Architecture in 2005 from Berkeley, where he also teaches, and holds a Bachelors in History from Reed College.