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William Murray



"The arts have always been central to my professional and private life. My parents instilled in me an appreciation for the performing and fine arts that has informed and inspired my work in architecture. I believe the Arts are vital to our culture and their support should be strengthened in both performance and pedagogy. Our creative role should inspire and create transformative architecture that fosters the continued development of the arts."

A life-long passion for the arts, especially the performing arts, has fueled Bill’s creativity over three decades, producing some of the most renowned performance facilities in the United States and Canada for Pfeiffer—A Perkins Eastman Studio. His design and implementation experience ranges from major new civic performing arts centers to academic arts facilities, community cultural centers and historic theater renovations, earning numerous awards along the way. Bill’s work demonstrates a degree of knowledge and respect for the design and technical requirements of performing arts centers, giving him an established reputation with the nation’s pre-eminent theater consultants and acousticians. A frequent speaker on the performing arts, Bill has also served as a juror on a number of national committees, including the United States Institute of Theater Technology (USITT), where he has juried its awards for several years.

Our Perkins Eastman

Bill brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding and appreciation of the design and technical aspects of arts centers and their pedagogical importance, making him both an effective practice leader and valuable firm-wide resource.


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  • +1 (213) 624-2775
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  • Education

  • University of Oregon, B.Arch
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • United States Institute for Theater Technology, Vice Commissioner for Awards
  • International Association of Venue Managers
  • National Association of Schools and Music
  • International Council of Fine Arts Deans