Sponsorship Committee

Committee Goals

The AIA Fort Lauderdale Chapter Sponsorship Committee creates strategic alliances at the local level and within the national building industry for our membership, thus providing the perfect place to promote related companies, products, or services and the capability to network with the best of the construction industry here in Fort Lauderdale.  The Committee is responsible for soliciting Sponsors for the various events and programs the Chapter offers throughout the year to the membership.  A sponsorship commitment benefits the membership by allowing the Chapter to provide wonderful opportunities for networking, continuing education seminars, mentorship of our Associate members, the Design Awards program and support of the AIA's initiatives locally.

Merrill Romanik AIA, NCARB, LEED AP 
Sponsorship Committee Chair


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Florida 1989

Master of Building Construction, University of Florida 1992

Master of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology 1994



Registered Architect, Florida

Registered Interior Designer, Florida

LEED Acredited Professional


Professional Affiliations

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

American Institute of Architects

International Association of Chiefs of Police

International Fire Protection Administration

Professional Biography

As principal of the firm, Merrill brings a multitude of talents and significant experience in architecture, building construction, and interior design. When she joined Manuel Synalovski Associates, LLC as an intern in 1992, Merrill soon envisioned an expanded spectrum of services that would offer clients a one-stop shop, and helped launch the firm's Interior Design Studio. Internship soon led to a permanent associate position and later to Principal.

Merrill's integrated approach to project planning and client needs has added a unique dimension to her firm's overall perspective and performance. Moreover, Merrill adheres to the highest standards of aesthetic, technical, and environmental values, which have become the professional criteria and credo for the entire team.

Merrill is intellectually gifted, with an intuitive and creative mind, and a deep understanding of process and production. These characteristics infuse her professional relationships, and she is known as a gifted leader and manager who inspires all constituents to attain their objectives while enjoying the journey.

Merrill has been her firm for over twenty years and her focus has been on municipal and educational public sector projects for the last twelve years.