Peter Murray (architect)

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Peter Gerald Stewart Murray (Hon. FRIBA. FRSA) (born 6 April 1944)[1] is a British architect and journalist who has made a career in architectural communications and surface design.[2]

Peter Murray studied at the RWA School of Architecture and the prestigious Architectural Association School of Architecture in the 1960s.

He was editor of Building Design and then the RIBA Journal. In 1983, he launched Blueprint magazine; this was followed by Eye, the international review of graphic design and Tate magazine for the Tate Gallery. He is chairman of New London Architecture: the centre for London's built environment in Store Street, WC1. He is chairman of Wordsearch, a consultancy explaining and promoting architecture, planning and the built environment. He has worked on major projects around the world including Broadgate in the UK, Taipei 101, Taiwan, Union Square in Hong Kong, and Avant Seine in Paris.

Peter currently sits on the Board of Trustees at UK charity Article 25, a development and disaster relief charity who design, build and manage sustainable buildings in some of the most unstable, under-developed regions of the world.

A prolific author, his major works include "The Saga of Sydney Opera House" and "Architecture and Commerce."

In 2004, Murray launched the first London Architecture Biennale (now the London Festival of Architecture) in Clerkenwell.

He is Honorary Secretary of the Bedford Park Society, Honorary Secretary of the Architecture Club, director of the Cycle to Cannes Charity Challenge which aims to raise £500,000 a year for good causes including the promotion of urban cycling and sustainable transport systems, and a director of the South Coast Design Forum.

In 2013 he took part in a cycle ride for charity from Portland, Oregon to Portland Place, London.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Murray, Esq. debretts.com 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  2. ^ Portland to Portland Bike Trip: Dispatch 1, Architectural Record, May 7, 2013

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