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Jeffrey Murphy

FAIA | LEED AP | Partner

Jeffrey Murphy is a founding Partner of MBB Architects. His 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 Columbia University, UNICEF Innovations Lab, the Billie Holiday Theatre and the Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. His work at St. Patrick’s Cathedral won a 2016 AIA National Honor Award and a 2019 AIA National COTE Award for excellence in sustainability.

Jeffrey holds a Master in Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture 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 Prize. Jeffrey was a Graduate School of Design appointed director for the Harvard Alumni Association and is a trustee of the UVA School of Architecture Foundation.

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 and is currently co-chair of the Fellows Committee. He has served as 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.