Our Philosophy

All Murray Associates’ projects benefit from the continuous participation of one or more principals throughout the course of every project. This persistent attention insures that we execute each commission with the same basic philosophy of total involvement, in which our client’s goals and issues become our mutual concern.

Partnership with our clients begins with our opening discussions and continues through project completion. We undertake no commission unless we believe that it is feasible, and that we can meet or exceed the owner’s requirements, including design quality, schedule, and cost. We work to help our clients achieve the greatest value from every project dollar they invest, and we analyze economic factors, evaluating the long range costs of operating and maintenance as well as the one-time construction costs.

We know that, to the majority of our client end users, the countless lines, notes and other drawing content quickly becomes very confusing and, in many cases, overwhelming. In order to eliminate the possibility of misunderstanding of our design intent, we utilize both computer-generated and physical models to assist our clients in gaining a clear understanding of the project. Murray Associates is completely committed to the use of Autodesk’s Revit (BIM). We find that even the smallest task benefits from the ability to show a three-dimensional model of a proposed design rather than a 2-D drawing. The increased usage of three-dimensional models and perspective views developed early in the design process provides an understandable image reflecting a realistic representation of materials, lighting, finishes and furnishings. The use of these three-dimensional images also allows us to communicate design intent to our consultants in an effort to eliminate errors and omissions in the placement of electrical devices, diffusers, light fixtures or sprinkler heads. Lastly, the use of BIM affords us the ability to present, in real-time, various design options and the result of each design on the overall project cost. Working in conjunction with the staff of Alexander Construction, we can deliver the project to you using technology that will benefit the project and use less of your time.

Our approach to the LEED design process is to implement an integrated design process we refer to as “Whole Thinking.” While great communication, exchange of ideas, information, research and implementation are required for any architectural commission, it is even more important in the design of a sustainable/LEED project. This design environment insures that everyone from the Architect, Consultants, Owner, Commission Agent, Owner’s Consultants and Representatives are engaged in a dialogue regarding every aspect of the project.

This exchange encourages team members to clearly understand the project goals, and how each discipline impacts the overall project team. While this effort front-loads the design process, it allows alternates to be studied early in the schedule, thereby eliminating potential delays and additional expenses to introduce design revisions during the later design phases. It also allows the project budget to be adjusted to incorporate first cost systems which can result in potential long-term cost savings.

As Design Professionals, our objective is always to satisfy our client’s needs and aspirations creatively. We believe that every client and assignment is unique, and we welcome the challenge of each new commission as an opportunity to apply our considerable experience and expertise to the creation of something truly extraordinary.

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Our Philosophy

All Murray Associates’ projects benefit from the continuous participation of one or more principals throughout the course of every project. This persistent attention insures that we execute each commission with the same basic philosophy of total involvement, in which our client’s goals and issues become our mutual concern.

Partnership with our clients begins with our opening discussions and continues through project completion. We undertake no commission unless we believe that it is feasible, and that we can meet or exceed the owner’s requirements, including design quality, schedule, and cost. We work to help our clients achieve the greatest value from every project dollar they invest, and we analyze economic factors, evaluating the long range costs of operating and maintenance as well as the one-time construction costs.

We know that, to the majority of our client end users, the countless lines, notes and other drawing content quickly becomes very confusing and, in many cases, overwhelming. In order to eliminate the possibility of misunderstanding of our design intent, we utilize both computer-generated and physical models to assist our clients in gaining a clear understanding of the project. Murray Associates is completely committed to the use of Autodesk’s Revit (BIM). We find that even the smallest task benefits from the ability to show a three-dimensional model of a proposed design rather than a 2-D drawing. The increased usage of three-dimensional models and perspective views developed early in the design process provides an understandable image reflecting a realistic representation of materials, lighting, finishes and furnishings. The use of these three-dimensional images also allows us to communicate design intent to our consultants in an effort to eliminate errors and omissions in the placement of electrical devices, diffusers, light fixtures or sprinkler heads. Lastly, the use of BIM affords us the ability to present, in real-time, various design options and the result of each design on the overall project cost. Working in conjunction with the staff of Alexander Construction, we can deliver the project to you using technology that will benefit the project and use less of your time.

Our approach to the LEED design process is to implement an integrated design process we refer to as “Whole Thinking.” While great communication, exchange of ideas, information, research and implementation are required for any architectural commission, it is even more important in the design of a sustainable/LEED project. This design environment insures that everyone from the Architect, Consultants, Owner, Commission Agent, Owner’s Consultants and Representatives are engaged in a dialogue regarding every aspect of the project.

This exchange encourages team members to clearly understand the project goals, and how each discipline impacts the overall project team. While this effort front-loads the design process, it allows alternates to be studied early in the schedule, thereby eliminating potential delays and additional expenses to introduce design revisions during the later design phases. It also allows the project budget to be adjusted to incorporate first cost systems which can result in potential long-term cost savings.

As Design Professionals, our objective is always to satisfy our client’s needs and aspirations creatively. We believe that every client and assignment is unique, and we welcome the challenge of each new commission as an opportunity to apply our considerable experience and expertise to the creation of something truly extraordinary.

Portfolio » CorporateEducationGovernmentHealthcareHospitalityOther
 
Portfolio » CorporateEducationGovernmentHealthcareHospitalityOther