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Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio at the University of Miami

Coral Gables

Type: Educational

Completed: 2018

Client: University of Miami

Architect: Arquitectonica

A Family Name and a Historic Miami Educational Institution:

Named after the father of Coastal’s Founder, Chairman and CEO, Thomas P. Murphy, Jr., The Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio is a 20,000 square-foot building including outdoor work spaces. LEED-accredited, the Studio accommodates more than 120 students and features a fabrication lab, state-of-the-art work stations, student lounge, computer lab, and presentation and review spaces. The innovative design of the building includes a concrete continuum and takes advantage of South Florida’s natural light. A transformative space for the University’s School of Architecture, the Murphy Studio provides a space which fosters collaboration and creativity for students and faculty alike.

“With spaciousness as its distinctive style, the Murphy Design Studio Building has
created a specialized learning environment that allows architecture students to engage
in collaborative learning.”

Rodolphe el-Khoury, PhD

Dean & Professor of Architecture and Urbanism School of Architecture
University of Miami