swipe for moreclick to view slideshow


John B. Murray Architect is an award-winning 20-person firm of architects, designers and related professionals. Since its formation over twenty years ago JBMA has been lauded by its clients, recognized by contemporaries, and featured in numerous publications, such as Elle Decor, Galerie, Architectural Digest, Veranda, Period Homes, Luxe, House Beautiful, and Town and Country. The firm continues to grow by relying on enduring client relationships and long-held collaborations with landscape architects, designers, artisans and builders.  Starting with analytiques and frequently providing 3-D views and models,  clients receive personal attention that results in a residence that reflects its context and seamlessly integrates sophisticated details and unique hardscapes. A John B. Murray Architect residence represents a commitment to a timeless aesthetic – a simplicity of form and supreme craftsmanship.

John B. Murray

Born in Pasadena and raised in Philadelphia, John Murray graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University. Early in his New York apprenticeship, he discovered a love for residential architecture, which led to his joining the prestigious firm of Parish-Hadley Associates. During his tenure with Parish-Hadley, John Murray began to refine his understanding and appreciation of the vital relationship between classical architecture and the ever-changing world of interior design.

With the support and endorsement of Albert Hadley, John formed the partnership Ferguson Murray Architects, eventually leading to the founding of his own independent practice John B. Murray Architect, LLC in 1997.

John is a board member of The Professional Children’s School, serves on The Thomas Jefferson Foundation's Monticello Cabinet and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

John B. Murray Architect projects have received several Palladio and Stanford White Awards for distinguished architecture.

Evidence of John’s devotion to the sensibility that classical design makes a creative foil for the latest in innovation, Classical Invention: The Architecture of John B. Murray (The Monacelli Press) was published in 2013. The firm’s commitment to an enduring vision brings clients’ dreams to life in city, in country, in townhouses, apartments, and houses of architectural character.

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 clients' 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.