May 29, 2020 – Murray Associates Architects, P. C. focuses on enhancing the human experience with sustainable design solutions that promotes environmental conservation and reduces the global carbon footprint. This is why we are so excited to partner with the Bridge, a ‘for-purpose’ real estate development company that acquires old properties then turns them into “eco villages” in the inner city. The properties are intended to be totally sustainable and self-contained mixed-use “Eco-Villages” with housing, commercial/retail space, co-working, urban agriculture, innovation/education center and entertainment. This Work, Eat, Live, Learn and Play “world-class” model is a gamechanger for urban communities.
According to Murray’s President Benedict Dubbs, AIA, LEED AP, “We are inspired to partner with The Bridge as their focus on sustainability and transforming communities directly aligns with our mission. Renovations and adaptive re-use projects are Murray’s primary focus. Revitalizing the old McDevitt High School as an Eco-Village will invigorate the neighborhood, the city of Harrisburg and central Pennsylvania’s economic development.”
The firm began this unique commission by 3D scanning the entire building, as no as-built drawings existed. Murrays owns the largest Leica 3D point-Cloud scanner that captures objects using a line of laser light to produce a surface. It is fast, highly efficient and accurate in measuring as-built conditions, a necessity for fast-tracked projects that have no existing floor plans. Please view our point-cloud scanning video of the McDevitt Building.