Elle Decor

Our Manhattan renovation is featured in Elle Decor Online: Painterly Blues and Bespoke Touches Make This Manhattan Apartment Heavenly. Read Article

25th Anniversary

Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary: At the beginning, the journey was unknown and full of promise. Today, we still feel that exhilarating rush of design adventures ahead. We remain grateful for you. We love the work, and we love creating it with you.

Luxe Magazine Gold List

Thank you Pamela Jaccarino for including JBMA in the Gold List 2020 for Luxe Interiors & Design featuring our Central Park West Residence.  Photo Credit: Francesco Lagnese

Stanford White Award

What an honor to receive the 2019 Stanford White Award for Interior Architecture & Design! Thank you ICAA New York for an elegant evening in celebration.  (Left to Right) – John Pelligra, John B. Murray, Peter Lyden.  Photo Credit: Grimaldi Perdomo

ABC Stone Showroom

Panel Discussion: “Know Your Design Rules and Then Break Them.” 

It is always a joy to share JBMA’s design process with those equally passionate about what we do! Thank you Amy Sneider of Aspire Design and Home magazine and ABC Stone for hosting an incredible panel discussion.  (Left to Right) Tamara Eaton, John Beckmann, Lyndsey Belle Tyler, Amy Sneider, Cara Woodhouse, and John B. Murray.  Photo Credit: Alberto Coronel

Garden Party

A toast to summer fun! John and Elizabeth hosted an intimate party in celebration of a new country garden. The winner of the most creative hat award was Lisa Windus! Hats off to you for incorporating architectural details!  Photo Credit: Scott Langley


Summer has arrived! Thank you, Serendipity, for featuring our pool pavilion and outdoor shower in your July/August issue celebrating elegant outdoor living. Breezy loggias, a tea room, and guest quarters were among the program elements delivered that earned this Connecticut pool pavilion a Palladio Award.  Photo Credit: Durston Saylor


Checkout our recent editorial feature in the May/June issue of Luxe magazine! This twelve-page spread showcases JBMA’s Central Park West renovation. Congratulations to Associate Erin de Losier and a special thank you to Pam Jaccarino and Shannon Sharpe of Luxe. Click here for article.  Photo Credit: Francesco Lagnese.

Arthur Ross Awards

Managing Director Elizabeth Brooke Murray and John attended the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art’s 2019 Arthur Ross Awards at New York City’s University Club. It is always an honor to serve this dynamic institute. John’s currently on the National Board.  Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan

ICAA Northern California

A view from John’s recent trip to ICAA Northern California – The California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco built in 1924 by architect George Applegarth. This French neoclassical building represents a great legacy of philanthropy and civic pride and stands proudly over the city, the Pacific Ocean, with the Golden Gate Bridge beyond. John presented to area professionals and signed JBMA’s latest monograph Contemporary Classical Architecture John B. Murray, Monacelli Press. Thank you, Nancy O’Connor of ICAA Northern California for coordinating this lovely event!  Photo Credit: John B. Murray

ICAA Rocky Mountain – Denver, Colorado

Big thank you to Thomas Matthews and the ICAA Rocky Mountain Chapter for hosting an enthusiastic evening with John as presenter and signing the firm’s newly released monograph. John also had the pleasure of sharing JBMA’s work with the architecture students of the University of Colorado Denver. Pictured, a “before” photograph of our Aspen project. It is always a joy to share with aspiring architects the tenets of classicism and how we practice.  Photo Credit: Thomas Matthews

Boulder, Colorado

Mission accomplished! John hiked to the peak of the Royal Arch Trail. What a view!  Photo Credit: Elizabeth Heilman Brooke Murray

The Winter Show

John was honored to serve as The Winter Show’s Design Co-Chair alongside the talented Victoria Hagan and Frank de Biasi. This annual benefit led by Lucinda Ball, Michael Diaz-Griffith, and Helen Allen supports the East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization serving the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. ESHS focuses on education and technology as gateways out of poverty and as the keys to economic opportunity.


A BIG thank you to Carl Sorenson and Liz Hall for hosting and orchestrating a lovely evening at Nanz’s bright new showroom in celebration of JBMA’s latest monograph, Contemporary Classical Architecture John B. Murray, Monacelli Press. Our frequent collaborations with the amazing team at Nanz are sources of inspiration.  Photo Credit: Andrea Bray 

ICAA National Office – New York, New York

John was pleased to officially launch his new book Contemporary Classical Architecture John B. Murray, Monacelli Press and present his talk, The Contemporary Palette: A Classicist’s View, at the Institute of Architecture and Art’s headquarters, The General Society Library. A big thank you to Julie Benton, Peter Lyden and all classicists who came out to show support.  Photo Credit: Brandon Mitchell

The New York Public Library – JBMA Book Launch

In the elegantly classical Trustees Room of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at The New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, John hosted clients and those closely involved in the production of his second monograph, Contemporary Classical Architecture John B. Murray, Monacelli Press.  Click here for link to Amazon.  Photo Credit: Scott Langley

Contemporary Classical Architecture John B. Murray

What an exciting year! Monacelli Press released JBMA’s second monograph, Contemporary Classical Architecture John B. Murray featuring a foreword by Bunny Williams. Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and select regional bookstores!  Cover Photograph by Francesco Lagnese.  Photo Credit (right): Scott Langley