Following his studies at the University of Pennsylvania, David Murphy launched his architectural planning and design career as the urban designer for the 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 AECOM (formerly 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 corporate headquarters and training facility for the Minnesota NFL Vikings, redevelopment of Lambeau Field for the Green Bay Packers and CenturyLink Field for the Seattle Seahawks. He has guided the development of the 19,100-seat Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium for South Dakota State University, award-winning Pegula Ice Arena for The Pennsylvania State University and McLeod Center for the University of Northern Iowa. In addition to new construction project experience, David has been involved in renovations to the University of Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion and the University of Hawaii’s Aloha Stadium.
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.