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Since the formation of John B. Murray Architect, LLC, the firm’s work has been lauded by their clients, recognized by their contemporaries, and featured in many publications, such as Architectural Digest, Period Homes, New Old House, Beautiful Homes, and Town and Country. Now entering its nineteenth year, the firm has continued to grow by relying on their enduring client relationships and practiced ability to collaborate with landscape architects, designers, and other building professionals. Starting with hand-drawn plans, clients receive personal attention that results in a residence that reflects its context, while seamlessly integrating sophisticated details and unique hardscapes. A John B. Murray Architect residence reflects a commitment to the traditional aesthetic — a simplicity of form and supreme craftsmanship.

John B. Murray

John B. Murray was born in California and grew up in Philadelphia. Upon graduating
with honors from Carnegie Mellon University, he moved to New York City in 1979 to begin his architectural career. Early in his apprenticeship, he discovered a love for residential architecture, which led him to join the prestigious firm of Parish-Hadley Associates. It was during his tenure with Parish-Hadley that he began to refine his understanding and appreciation of the vital relationship between traditional architecture and interior design and decoration, which he has continued to explore and cultivate.

With the support and endorsement of Albert Hadley, John embarked upon his own practice in 1988, with the formation of Ferguson Murray Architects. The growth of his firm evolved into the founding of his own independent practice in 1997, John B. Murray Architect, LLC.

John is a board member of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

Tim Middleton

Before working for John B. Murray, R. Timothy Middleton honed his construction detailing and construction administration skills working on well-known NYC Landmark church buildings, other historical institutional buildings and private residences. During this time he was able to work with master craftsman detailing church furniture, custom millwork, custom metal works and custom tile and integrated these designs into construction documents and overseeing their installations during construction.

Tim has been with John B. Murray Architect since 2004 and became an associate in 2014. Tim has worked on small and large apartment projects in NYC, private residences, pool houses, barns, and accessory buildings in New York, Connecticut, Georgia and Colorado. Tim has excellent skills at progressing designs into construction documents and specializes in both building shell and complex millwork details. He is a team builder and organizer, encompassing the Owner, designers, architects, consultants and contractors into a cohesive team with beautiful results.

Tim received his training from the University of North Carolina Charlotte School of Architecture. He is a member of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Adam Platt

Adam C. Platt has been with John B. Murray Architect since 2004 and became an associate at the firm in 2014. Since joining JBMA, Adam has managed large-scale residential projects ranging from new construction, preservation and restoration, to full gut renovations. His involvement in his projects encompasses all aspects, from initial concept to design development, construction documentation and site supervision.

Adam’s expertise and his collaborations with consultants and interior designers have enabled him to manage large teams and tackle some of the firm’s most challenging residential commissions. His projects have ranged from the renovation of an historic miner’s cottage in Colorado, to the development of a new limestone mansion in Texas, to many modern interior renovations of pre-war apartments in New York City. Adam’s expertise ranges from various architectural styles, as well as incorporating current technology required by our client’s modern lifestyles.

Adam received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona School of Architecture. He is a member of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.