MATT MURPHY AIA, WRID, LEED AP BD+C is an architect who was participated in more than 150 projects, both nationwide and overseas, in segments ranging from mixed-use, office, retail, sports, hospitality and food service. This varied spectrum of projects types has given him extensive and simultaneous experience in all phases of architecture including project management, construction administration, quality control, drawing production and team development.
Matt is client focused and driven by quality, holistic design. Meeting and exceeding the established goals is a direct result of his passion, responsiveness and curiosity. His educational and personal background in fine arts provides a unique lens to approach architecture through multiple facets of creative and critical thinking.
His guiding principle is to work and collaborate hard - very hard - to create places where people want to be, places that belong. He thoroughly enjoys the process of design collaboration and developing meaningful designs that exist beyond the paper they are conceived on.
Here is a quick fire list of some of the personal things Matt loves: k, family, friends, animals, KC, the annual ice fishing trip, punk rock & folk music, painting, buildings, Milwaukee, steel tip darts, gardening, beer, hockey, tattoos, writing, Minnesota Twins & Vikings, Dallas Stars, Key West, crossword puzzles, trains and tornadoes.
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design – BFA Interior Architecture (2002)
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - San Gemini Italy Historic Preservation Studies (2001)
AIA Kansas City - Member (2008 to Present)
USGBC Central Plains Chapter - Member (2008 to Present)
AIA National Interior Architecture Awards - Juror (2015)
Engineering-Record News Record Midwest’s Top 20 Under 40 (2015)
USGBC Emerging Professionals Regional Recruitment Chair (2012 to 2013)
USGBC National Above & Beyond Volunteer Award (2013)
AIA Kansas City Gear - Co-Founder (2011 to 2013)
AIA National 6th Annual Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship (2011)
AIA Kansas City Member Value Board Committee (2010 to 2014)
AIA Kansas City Board of Directors Nominee (2010)
AIA National Board Community Committee (2010)
AIA Central States Region Emerging Professional Committee (2010 to 2011)
AIA Kansas City’s Pillars Leadership Development Program (2009)
AIA Kansas City Emerging Professional Committee (2008 to 2010)