Primiere Santa Monica Architecture and architects

 Primiere Santa Monica Architecture and architects

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 Primiere Santa Monica Architecture and architects

 

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TEL : 310 459-0955 FAX : 310 459-0953

e-mail: bamcdi@bamcdi.com

 

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candis hawkins candish@bamcdi.com

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" Client Comments:

Artist first, architect second, but “uniquely talented in both disciplines," sources tell us Brian Murphy is “open to new ways of doing everything” even after 20 years heading his own firm. As practical as he is creative, Murphy works in all contexts and budgets. Delighted clients tell us he even acts as the designer and decorator for many of his interiors, designing down to the salt and peppershakers. And with an office view of the ocean, Murphy has been known to grab one of the five surf boards that adorn his office and catch a couple of waves while thinking about how to design his latest project. Murphy learned the ropes of the construction/design business working for the family construction company, and occasionally fills the role of general contractor for the firm's twenty to thirty annual projects.

Clients find Murphy a kick to work with, calling him a “gestalt kind of guy.” Insiders say his evolutionary, inventive approach necessitates a “super-confident” contractor if not Murphy himself. Murphy maintains an intellectually disciplined modern style, he can and will design in vocabularies ranging from classical to contemporary. We are also told Murphy is a proponent of "green" building practices and materials, and himself drives an electric/gas hybrid car. Always pushing the envelope form and function, BAM is capable of experimenting with offbeat materials for efficiency or shock value.

BAM works primarily in Los Angeles, although the firm has completed projects in Japan, Hawaii and New York. Most of Murphy's commissions are residential single-family homes. Of these, the work is divided evenly between new home construction and remodels and renovations. BAM will accept projects as small as one room. While the firm's fees are standard and generally billed out with respect to time and materials, we hear “Brian takes a lot of joy in figuring out the cheaper way.”

Specific Comments:

Artist first, architect second, but “uniquely talented in both disciplines," sources tell us Brian Murphy is “open to new ways of doing everything” even after 20 years running his own firm. As practical as he is creative, Murphy works in all contexts and budgets. Delighted clients tell us he even acts as the designer and decorator for many of his interiors, designing down to the salt and peppershakers. And with an office view of the ocean, Murphy has been known to grab one of the five surf boards that adorn his office and catch a couple of waves while thinking about how to design his latest project. Murphy learned the ropes of the construction/design business working for the family construction company, often taking the reins of general contractor for the firm's twenty to thirty annual projects,

“Brian's a calm, engaging and interesting individual. He really enjoys thinking about meaning of architecture and the meaning of life.” “Brian's very pragmatic-he does not shoot for moon and worry about costs later. "I just love going around and looking at his work because he's always coming up with new and innovative things." “Such a good guy. His creativity is incredible. Good understanding of space and really knowing what can be done.” “He can do everything-nice classic fresh changes to over the top.”

 

 
2005 BAMCDI