Joseph Murphy

Joseph Murphy

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Creative Architectural Designer with over 10 years of experience. Efficient at managing various project types including residential, hospitality, retail and adaptive reuse projects while providing innovative design solutions. Excellent communication and problem- solving skills coupled with an acute attention to detail.



Skechers, Manhattan Beach, CA, US, Store Designer

Create outstanding designs that uphold the company values while crafting innovative and inspiring experiences.

Collaborate cross-functionally with various departments, inclusive of all phases of design from schematic through construction documents and administration.

Elevate design and uphold the aspirations and rapid evolution of a global and enduring brand.

Design and author highly influential programs and projects with specific and broad reaching applications.

Jan 2022 - current

Akelius Real Estate Management, LLC, Boston, MA, US, Architectural Designer

Designed apartment and building renovations for both Historic and Modern buildings ranging in size from 9,000sf to100,000sf.

Initiated the renovation of 5% of a building’s apartments to be ADA, in compliance with the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board. A first for the company’s Boston portfolio.

Produced and submitted permit and construction drawings to local jurisdictions.
Coordinate plans with Kitchen Planners, Construction Managers, Asset Managers, Property Managers, and external consultants.

Investigated and documented existing conditions.

Presented recommendations to project stakeholders of building alterations to improve quality of unit and common area layouts.

Aug 2018 - Dec 2021

Ahold USA, Quincy, MA, US, Store Planning Specialist

Designed Grocery store layouts from 24,000sf remodels to 80,000sf new stores.

Coordinated store layouts with Structural, Mechanical, Interior Design and Merchandising teams.

Documented existing store conditions.

Created and implemented Store Planner Training and File Management guides for new hires.

Managed and mentored Junior Store Planners.

Co-Founded Ahold Developing Professionals business group to engage company employees and reduce employee turnover.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2018

Anderson Hallas Architects, Golden, CO, US, Architectural Intern

Worked on projects ranging from 4,000sf single family residences to 500,000sf historic hotel rehabilitations.

Created designs from schematic design and programming to construction documents.

Conducted initial code studies and ADA compliance of projects.

Created concept design renderings and drawings for client presentations.

May 2007 - Apr 2010


University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2007

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2000 - May 2004

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