Professor Murray teaches design studios and seminars and has served as Chair of the Performance Program and Chair of Design at the Illinois School of Architecture. As a licensed architect since 2000, he has worked on a variety of building projects ranging in scale from single-unit residences to skyscrapers.

His current research and design work focus on the technological and cultural significance of contemporary architecture, with an emphasis on innovative building-envelope design and the use of glass as an architectural material. He is the author of the books Contemporary Curtain Wall Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009) and Translucent Building Skins (Routledge, 2013). His recent design work has been recognized with national design awards for projects including a proposal for affordable multi-unit housing in New York City and a residential addition built in Champaign, Illinois. Professor Murray has been included on the University’s List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent for over 20 courses since 2005.


M.Arch., Harvard University, 1996.
BS in Arch Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993.