Darren McMurtrie

Darren McMurtrie

San Francisco, CA, US





McMurtrie, San Francisco, CA, US, Principal

Established McMurtrie, an independent architectural and design studio. Projects range from large scale interior tenant improvements, restaurant interiors, single family homes and medium density housing projects.

Jan 2001 - current

STUDIOS Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Manager / Architect

Worked as part of 2-18 person teams on tenant improvement and large scale core and shell campus projects for the technology industry in the Silicon Valley. Worked as Job Captain on a 250,000 square foot campus comprising research and development space, a global networking data center and a 200' span footbridge connecting the existing adjacent campus. Work ranged from master planning and schematic design to construction administration / project management and post-occupancy evaluation.

Worked as Project Manager / Architect on a 7,500 square foot shell addition and interior renovations for the 3Com Corporation which included marketing display kiosks, interactive media and a fully integrated cybercafe utilizing the latest in 3Com technology.

Other work included the continued development of project standards based upon project management histories and the continued development of detailing standards based upon built conditions and post building field consultation.

Jan 1996 - Feb 2000

Guernsey Tingle Architects, Williamsburg, VA, US, Job Captain

Worked as part of 2-4 person teams that handled projects from schematic design through construction administration. Developed construction documents and details from schematic drawings and sketches for projects ranging from 100 - 62,000 square feet. Produced physical and digital models, hand drawn and digital renderings and 3D digital animations for client presentations and marketing materials. Took part in numerous design charettes outside of office hours. Played primary role in office transition from manual drafting to computer aided design drafting.

May 1995 - Oct 1996

HDR, Alexandria, VA, US, Drafter

Worked as part of 12-20 person teams on large scale university, institutional and health care facilities. Worked primarily in the design development and construction document phases with an emphasis on technical detailing. Assisted in researching and documenting codes and regulations under foreign domain. Participated in the coordination of architectural drawings with project consultants. Produced physical and digital models, hand drawn and digital renderings and graphic presentation boards for marketing materials and client presentations.

Mar 1993 - Jun 1994


Sep 1987 - May 1993

Areas of Specialization