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Murphy, Burnham & Buttrick (MBB) is the New York City architecture firm led by partners Jeffrey Murphy, Mary Burnham and Sara Grant. Guided by a humanistic belief in architecture’s power to improve our lives, MBB prioritizes the people who inhabit its projects in everything it does. The firm strives to bring out the unique design opportunities inherent in each project by translating the complex and specific needs and values of its clients into nuanced and elegant architectural solutions. MBB views a well-designed space as one that embodies conceptual clarity and responsiveness to its context and community. From master planning and building design to the realization of the smallest material detail, MBB seeks to create architecture that elevates the human experience.  Architecture is the setting for life.


Founded in 1997, the firm’s studio of more than 30 talented architects, designers and specialists provides expertise in architecture, planning, interiors, preservation and sustainable design.  The three partners oversee a collaborative design process and are actively involved in every project from start to finish. The firm is structured to provide clients with the technical expertise, depth of service and production capabilities of a large firm, but with a small firm’s personal approach and emphasis on exceptional custom design.


 Murphy, Burnham & Buttrick’s projects have been widely published and have won numerous awards from the National, New York State and City Chapters of the American Institute of Architects, among many others. The award-winning practice offers clients a wealth of experience in civic, cultural, educational, liturgical, and residential architecture.


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