AIA/LA Presidential Honoree 2011
In recognition for being a sublime design champion and public arts maverick.
"Providing Leadership in Improving the Built Environment"

The American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter
Presidential Honoree 2009
Building Team of the Year Award
"The Team Responsible for Los Angeles Police Administration Building"

Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA)
Inducted into the Set Decorators Society of America Hall of Fame, 2007
Named only Honorary Member 1998

Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design
for “her contributions to the cultural life of the city and her outstanding dedication to the built environment fundamental to the future of Los Angeles.” February 27 and 28, 2002

AIA/LA Design Award
Private residential art gallery, Santa Monica, in combination with Johnson Favaro Architects
October 16, 1998

Women in Leadership, West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
“Recognition of five women in business who have demonstrated a commitment to the community both professionally and personally.” March 7, 1996

The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC)
Public Service Award “Your persistence as a concerned leader sets an example for future decision makers and individuals responsible for our built environment.” November 4, 1993

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
Scholarship named in honor of Merry Norris. September 1993

The American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter (Hon. AIA/LA) Honorary Member
“One of only 24 distinguished individuals to receive this honor in the nearly 100-year history of the chapter.”
October 18, 1990

Los Angeles Conservancy
Certificate of Merit, “For distinguished service in improving the built environment of Los Angeles as President of the Cultural Affairs Commission”. September 24, 1990

Mayor and City Council of the City of Los Angeles
Resolution excerpt; “following over six years of deeply dedicated, highly professional and distinguished service to the City of Los Angeles;...commend this extraordinary and internationally recognized art consultant and concerned community leader for her unwavering integrity, creative and responsible leadership and numerous contributions to raising awareness of design and art in our City”. August 24, 1990

The National American Institute of Architects (AIA)
For “Distinguished Service in encouraging creativity in design and artwork in public buildings, and for stimulating discussion of public architectural projects proposed by the City of Los Angeles”. Presented to Merry Norris as President of the Cultural Affairs Commission of the City of Los Angeles. November 1988

VESTA AWARD for Community Support
“Honoring Women who have made significant contributions to the arts in Southern California” 1988

Who’s Who in American Art
1987 to present

Mayor’s Commendation Award for the Revitalization of Pershing Square
Juror Chair Award 1986

ArtTable, Inc.
1983 - 1998 National organization for professional women in the arts
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