Clara Murphy

Clara Murphy

Melbourne, AU

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I am a dynamic designer, with a strong work ethic and curiosity to all aspects of architecture. 

I have a rare combination of technical and creative skills.  Through studying construction management and working for a project managing firm before turning my skills to interior focused teams at DCM and Hayball. I have been able to showcase these skills whilst working on educational, hospitality and residential buildings.
As well as working as a graduate at some of Melbourne’s most reputable architectural practices, I have extended my design curiosity to hosting a podcasting called Design Loop, where acclaimed designers are interviewed on their journey and mentoring advice (coming soon). When I’m not focused on design, I’m usually down the surf coast or along Smith Street with friends. 
My approach to design is through understanding the core components of site and brief and responding with thoughtfulness, playfulness and simplicity. 


Denton Corker Marshall, Melbourne, Graduate Architect

DCM are an incredibly talented firm. We worked as teams on projects and were encouraged to experiment with new technologies and software. The experiences and knowledge I gained from DCM is invaluable. The projects I was involved with include:

Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery | SD + Town Planning Report
Albert Street Hotel | Schematic Design + Interiors Package + Ceiling Package
Melbourne Museum | Defects Reporting

Nov 2019 - current

Hayball, Melbourne, AU, Architectural Assitant

Riverside Sales Office | Feasibility Report + Structural Package
Eaglemont Multi-residential | Schematic Design + Interiors Package + Ceiling Package
South Melbourne Primary School | Defects Reporting

Jan 2018 - Sep 2019


Deakin University, MArch, Architecture

Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

Deakin University, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2013 - Dec 2017

Deakin University, BArch, Construction Management

Jan 2013 - Jan 2017

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