Kevin Murney

Kevin Murney

Portland, OR, US

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Aspiring towards a reality of off-world living. Architecture design experience across scale, including fast-track airport transportation projects, and physical fabrication of civic design-build projects. Passionate about collaborating with ambitious teams exploring and realizing a better existence.


ZGF Architects LLP, Portland, OR, US, Associate Architect

Project: Portland International Airport Main Terminal Expansion
• Construction Administration
• Project Management + QMQC of construction set documents across the multi-phased project
• Design Coordination with the City of Portland, client, consultants, contractor
• BIM Management of content divided across several interlinked Revit + Rhino models

May 2018 - current

Higgins Architects, Scottsdale, AZ, US, Project Manager

Realization of 12 single-family custom residential projects. Unbuilt work of 20 other residences.
• Project roles from programming and schematic design through construction administration
• Revit software integration into firm's design and construction document delivery process
• Firm website redesign and launch, social media public relations
• Material Resource Library management

May 2016 - May 2016

DLR Group, Phoenix, AZ, US, Architectural Intern

May 2015 - Aug 2015

Studio Pangolin, Tucson, AZ, US, Architectural Designer + Fabricator

University of Arizona CAPLA Gridshell Pavilion + Integrated Landscape Project
• Physical fabrication, construction, and design of the student-led design-build project
• Research, data collection, and investigation to inform project design
• Coordination with University Facilities Management, structural consultant, design team
• BIM setup, management, and best practices implementation

Jan 2015 - Aug 2015


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, BArch, College of Architecture Planning and Landscape Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2016

Fondazione Centro Studi Città di Orvieto, Orvieto, IT, BArch, Arizona In Italy

Fall semester study abroad program in Orvieto, Italy.

Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix, AZ, US, High School, Graduate

Aug 2006 - May 2010


ACSA North American Design-Build Award, Award

Award to be announced in March 2018 by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and presented to Studio Pangolin for the Gridshell Sonoran Pentapus design-build project located at the University of Arizona College of Architecture Planning and Landscape Architecture.


SSHRC Design-Build Research Grant, Grant

International multi-university research grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Provided funding to Studio Pangolin's design-build Gridshell Sonoran Pentapus Project at the University of Arizona College of Architecture Planning and Landscape Architecture.


Crescordia Environmental Excellence Award, Award

Studio Pangolin was awarded with environmental excellence for the Gridshell Sonoran Pentapus design-build project by SRP at the Phoenix Environmental Awards Gala.


Charles A Albanese & Claire B Albanese Travel Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded to one undergraduate student of the College of Architecture Planning and Landscape Architecture to assist in their study travels through Europe.


AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference, Other

Select representative of the Arizona Chapter of the AIAS at yearly 3-day national leadership conference in Washington, D.C.


Sigma Chi Leadership Training Conference, Other

Competitive award granted to an undergraduate student entering their sophomore or junior year of a professional degree to attend a week-long leadership training conference in Snowbird, Utah.


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