Jeffrey Murphy, FAIA, MArch '86

Jeffrey Murphy is a founding Partner of Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects in New York City. Jeffrey’s special expertise in design for cultural, civic and educational institutions has led to a range of rich and compelling projects, many of which have been recognized for their design excellence and social engagement. A LEED-accredited professional, Jeffrey believes sustainability is an integral component of architecture and leads the firm in seeking design solutions that embody both conceptual clarity and environmental responsibility. As partner-in-charge, Jeffrey has led projects for a diverse group of clients including Princeton University, UNICEF Innovations Lab, Ethical Culture Fieldston School and the Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. His work at St. Patrick’s Cathedral won a 2016 AIA National Honor Award.

Jeffrey holds a Master in Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia. At Harvard, he was the recipient of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture Research Fellowship and was awarded the post-graduate Wheelwright Fellowship. Jeffrey’s work in and outside of the office reflects the idea that well-considered design positively impacts communities. He has served as Secretary of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, a board member of Community District 7 in Manhattan and as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Village of Saltaire. Jeffrey was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2016.