Gordon Murray

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  • United Kingdom

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20022017

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Gordon Murray has practised in Glasgow and across Scotland for thirty five years. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, at the Royal Scottish Academy and RIAS in Edinburgh, in Rotterdam and Marseilles- as well as in the 2004 Venice Biennale. He was appointed Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, at the University of Strathclyde in 2007 where he is currently also Director of Knowledge Exchange. He has over the last fifteen years occasionally taught in Schools of Architecture in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast, and Newcastle as well as the Bauhaus in Dessau, Berlin. In 2008 he participated in a conference and workshop in New Zealand on behalf of Scottish Government and OECD on Inclusion and Integration through Innovation in Design.

He was President of The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland 2003-5 and a Trustee of the Lighthouse, Scotland’s  Centre for Architecture and Design, from 2003-09. A member of the Board of Architects Professional Examination Authority Scotland, he was also Chair of SCHOSA - 2010/12 – The Standing Council of Heads of Schools of Architecture across UK.  He is an enabling participant with Architecture and Design Scotland.

 

As principal in GMA and gm+ad he was design director on several major projects including master-planning and conservation projects. Under his direction the restoration of Central Station and the Heilanmans Umbrella won a Europa Nostra Award for Conservation. In Master-planning a revised approach to the strategy for the second phase of Glasgow Harbour, on behalf of Dandara, found full support from Glasgow City Council. A similar smaller scale strategy was developed for Clydebank Rebuilt for whom the practice went on to build the first phase of John Knox Street, a mixed industrial/storage development which went on to win of several  RIBA Design Awards achieved by the practice. In 2010 GMA were commissioned by Forth Energy (Forth Ports and SSE) to master-plan and develop design strategies for four major Bio-mass power plants on their estates in Dundee, Leith, Rosyth and Grangemouth.

 

As founding principal in GMA and gm+ad he was design director on many major projects including master-planning and conservation projects. He merged GMA with Ryder Architecture in 2012 and became a Partner in that organisation.  Based in Glasgow, he is now design champion for the global practice, a role he carries out in parallel with his various university activities.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Jan 1976

Bachelor of Science, University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Jan 1974

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