Richard Murphy Architects

Richard Murphy Architects
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Richard Murphy Architects

The Breakfast Mission, 15 Old Fishmarket Close, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1RW

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About Richard Murphy Architects



1 (The Breakfast Mission, 15 Old Fishmarket Close, Edinburgh EH1 1RW)


£500k to over £5m

Richard Murphy set up the office in 1991 and now has 24 staff. In the 14 years since, it has achieved a remarkable number of design successes. These have included thirteen RIBA Awards and it has twice been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize.

Creative intervention to existing buildings has been the early staple of the office, many of the projects being arts-related such at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Dundee Contemporary Arts, the Stirling Tolbooth Music and Arts Centre and the Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Peebles etc. Today, however, its work has been varied, housing and educational and commercial, with work throughout the UK (most notably is extensive work for the University of East London) and internationally with a new Foreign Office British High Commission in Sri Lanka, renovation of the British Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia and a new secondary school in Malta.


Richard Murphy


Residential & Commercial

  • Civil Buildings
  • Community Participation
  • Conservation
  • Culture/Entertainment
  • Development
  • Education
  • Food & Beverage
  • Government
  • Health/Leisure
  • Hotels
  • Housing/Residential
  • Managed Workspace
  • Mixed User Projects
  • Offices
  • Retail
  • Urban Planning


  • Design Management
  • Master Planning
  • Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy
  • Planning Drawing & Applications
  • Rural Planning & Design
  • Space Planning
  • Town Planning

Specialist Experience

  • Conservation
  • Contemporary Design
  • Conversions
  • Cultural Design
  • Design For Disabled People
  • Ecological Architecture
  • Energy/Enviromental
  • Extensions
  • Internal Alterations
  • Lightweight Structures
  • Listed Building
  • New Build
  • One-off Houses
  • Refurbishment
  • Restoration
  • Self-Build
  • Small Works
  • Sustainable Design
  • Traditional Design
  • Other/Miscellaneous


14 RIBA Awards and numerous others




Carlo Scarpa and the Castelvecchio, published by Butterworths Architecture in English, and Arsenale Editrice in Italian. (1993)
Querini Stampalia Foundation, Carlo Scarpa, published by Phaidon Press, London 1993 and by Dohosha Publishing Tokyo in Japanese.
An Architects' Appreciation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the Mackintosh Society, published by Bellew Publishing. (1990)
Forthcoming: Carlo Scarpa at Possagno
Richard Murphy Architects - 10 Year's of Practice (2001)