Richard T. Murphy, Jr. MLA ’80 has been honored with two awards in 2016: Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal included Murphy on its inaugural list of Most Admired CEOs, and AARP and Pollen Midwest named him a “50 over 50” award winner. Both awards recognize Murphy for his industry leadership and his commitment to environmental sustainability. As president and CEO of Murphy Warehouse Company, Murphy puts design front and center in the management of this fourth-generation family business. From solar-powered and LED-lit facilities to stormwater-managed campuses surrounded by native prairies, Murphy’s robust list of sustainability initiatives includes energy savings and power generation, carbon sequestration, pollution abatement, recycling and resource management. A fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Murphy views sustainable landscape design as a smart business strategy, and he is dedicated to elevating the profession throughout the broader business community.

December 2016