Following his studies at the University of Pennsylvania David Murphy launched his architectural planning and design career as the urban designer for the very successful Camden Yards sports and entertainment precinct in Baltimore. David landed a national AIA award for his planning work on the project. After almost 10 years at Ellerbe Becket he left an ownership position to become a founding partner of Crawford Architects in 2001.
David has served as the principal-in-charge for several high-profile sports projects, including the redevelopment of Lambeau Field and the new stadium for the Seattle Seahawks. Specifically at Crawford he has guided the development of a new arena at The University of Northern Iowa, the renovation of Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion and renovations to Hawaii’s Aloha Stadium. David continues to head up many of Crawford Architects’ highest profiled projects such as Penn State’s new ice hockey arena and brings his project managerial skills to bear at all times towards their successful completion.
Nickname: Spud (like a potato, he’s versatile and everyone’s favorite vegetable)
Apart from potatoes, Murphy’s fanatical obsession with music lands him the firm’s Most Outrageous CD Collection Ever award. Though proud of his Iowa farm heritage, he’s seen more of the world than he can shake a stick at and has been chased out of most these places with the same stick.