• Nigel Murray


Nigel joined the practice’s Dublin studio as Principal in 2013, before moving back to Belfast a couple of years later, the city where he had spent the formative years of his career working with internationally respected Hall McKnight Architects and where while with them he was responsible for some of their most critically acclaimed residential and office buildings.

Nigel is undoubtedly one of the practice’s most talented architects, and has an all too rare skill in being able to explain his thinking to clients and building users by way of hand drawn sketches and explanatory diagrams.

His design abilities enable him to work effectively across a very broad range of projects and quite differing scale and complexity, ranging from modest structuring of office premises, to a competition winning design for the Royal Irish Academy of Music and in recent years a major mixed use urban regeneration scheme for the neglected centre and promenade in the seaside town of Bangor, in County Down.

Nigel is currently leading an interesting task group within the office that is looking into Evidence Based Design and how this might inform the way the practice undertakes its commission.

Outside the practice, Nigel is a part time tutor at Queens University and has been a visiting critic at a number of academic initiatives, including ALILE EPFC Lausanne in Switzerland.

Nigel has a quiet confidence in his abilities and sensitivity in the way he engages with people that ensures the is respected by colleagues and clients alike.