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Richard Murphy Architects

Richard Murphy Architects

University Of East London - Clinical Education Centre

Richard Murphy founded his practice in 1991. Its early reputation was built on highly crafted and innovative domestic work in the Edinburgh area. The practice has since won an unprecedented 24 RIBA Awards, and has considerable experience in the Arts, Education, Housing, Health, Public and Community use and Masterplanning.

From our offices in Edinburgh we have been involved in projects across the UK and Ireland, Europe and Sri Lanka.

Richard Murphy Architects defined their goals as to make architecture equally of its place and of its time. This selection of projects illustrates that approach looking equally at careful contextual responses to designing within and adjacent to existing buildings and also constructing new buildings within the contexts of established landscape and urban patterns.

Richard Murphy’s new blockbuster book "Carlo Scarpa and Castelvecchio Revisited" is available for purchase from The reviews by Kenneth Frampton, Robert MacCarter, Fred Scott and Hugh Pearman are effusive.

Our new book of the practice, "Of its Time and of its Place - The Work of Richard Murphy Architects", published by Artifice, is now available for sale from us, cost £29.95 plus post and package. Please use our contact us webpage. The book is also available on

Richard Murphy Architects occupies the majority of the historic "Breakfast Mission" in the heart of the Edinburgh Old Town and shares the building with other professionals - find out more at

15 Old Fishmarket Close, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1RW | Tel 0131 220 6125 |