Jeffrey Murphy, FAIA, MArch '86

Jeffrey served on the council for nine years beginning in 2009 and co-chaired the Ambassadorship Committee for the last four years of that. He then went on to become one of the Appointed Directors from the GSD to the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) and is serving his second term. 

Jeffrey leads the planning and design of multi-dimensional, complex projects. His award-winning work for cultural and educational institutions shows how sustainable design can enrich the beauty, function, and performance of architecture.

As a founding partner of MBB Architects In New York City, Jeffrey melds bold design vision with a commitment to addressing diverse stakeholder needs and interests. From greening historic buildings to planning campus-wide sustainability upgrades, he synthesizes technical, cultural, economic, and health criteria. His expansive definition of sustainability includes not only high-performance building systems,

but also creating places that people love and care for over generations.
Jeffrey earned a Master of Architecture degree from the GSD and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the University of Virginia. At Harvard he received a Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture Research Fellowship and the post-graduate Wheelwright Prize.

Cultivating architecture’s civic role, Jeffrey has held Board, Secretary, and committee chair positions with the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He has served as a board member of Community District 7 in Manhattan and as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Village of Saltaire, New York. He also teaches an undergraduate course on sustainable design at New York University.

Follow Jeffrey on LinkedIn