Peter Murray (architectural journalist)

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Peter Gerald Stewart Murray (Hon. FRIBA. FRSA) (born 6 April 1944)[1] is a British architectural writer who has made a career in architectural communications and surface design.[2] He is currently Chairman of New London Architecture and the London Society, in addition to being Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects. He is a keen cyclist and campaigner for cycling issues.


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


Murray was editor of Building Design and then the RIBA Journal. In 1983, he launched Blueprint magazine with Deyan Sudjic; this was followed by Eye, the international review of graphic design and Tate magazine for the Tate Gallery. He has worked on major projects around the world including Broadgate in the UK, Taipei 101, Taiwan, Union Square in Hong Kong, Avant Seine in Paris and Hudson Yards and 1 World Trade Center in New York. In 2004, Murray launched the first London Architecture Biennale (now the London Festival of Architecture) in Clerkenwell.

He is chairman of New London Architecture: the centre for London's built environment and President of Wordsearch, a consultancy explaining and promoting architecture, planning and the built environment.

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

Murray was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1989 and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1999.


He is Chairman of the London Society, Deputy Chairman of the Bedford Park Society, a member of the Construction Industry Cycling Commission and of the Mayor's Design Advisory Group.

Charity work[edit]

In 2005, Murray started the Cycle to Cannes charity bike ride.[3] In 2013, he took part in a 6000km cycle ride for charity from Portland, Oregon to Portland Place, London researching the implementation of cycling strategies in US cities.[2]


  1. ^ Peter Murray, Esq. 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b Portland to Portland Bike Trip: Dispatch 1, Architectural Record, May 7, 2013
  3. ^ "Organising a 1500km charity ride for 80 cyclists". Freewheeling France. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 

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