Mirjam Gerlach

Associate AIA

“Form and function certainly guide the aesthetics when I work on a project, but equally important is how that design fits into its environment and culture.”

Mirjam’s portfolio includes numerous projects in higher education, community centers, new commercial construction, and custom single-family homes. A native of Germany, Mirjam (pronounced Miriam) studied architecture at Technical University Kaiserslautern in 2003 and received her state certification as an engineer in construction technology from Balthasar-Newman-Technikum in 2006. In 2014, she moved to South Carolina and worked for a smaller firm on a number of projects, including the Columbia Craft Brewing building and the Occupational Therapy Building at Lenoir-Rhyne University on North Main Street.

Mirjam says her most professionally exciting moments involved intimate design work with clients. She notes the collaborative environment at Quackenbush expands and compliments this experience — working as a team to create exciting architecture.

Her work on a $4.5 million design and construction project for the Northside Elementary School in Rock Hill involves designing a new arts wing while providing core upgrades to the existing forty-year-old building. “I’m excited to use my knowledge of construction and design to contribute on such a meaningful project,” she says.