ABOUT

 

APPROACH

Murdough Design is a small collaborative studio focusing on architectural design.  We design unique responses to the specifics of place, site, use, and client - merging practical requirements with intangible aspects distinct to each design problem.  Our approach considers relationships between landscape and architecture, relationships between space, light, material, and form, and relationships between the subjective perceptual experience and the environment.  We believe that architecture has the power to enrich lives.  We are devoted to providing critical, innovative, and sustainable design, rigorous project management, and excellent service.

 

 

TOM MURDOUGH, AIA - PRINCIPAL

Tom founded Murdough Design in October 2007.  With over twelve years of experience in residential and institutional architecture, Tom's background combines fine arts, architecture, manufacturing, and construction.  He received a Master in Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.  RESUME.

 

JENNY TJIA, LEED - ASSOCIATE

Jenny joined Murdough Design in 2008 and brings over ten years of experience working on residential, institutional, and corporate architecture.  Jenny received a Master in Architecture with a Letter of Commendation from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Jenny previously worked at Davis Brody Bond and Maryann Thompson Architects.

 

ROBERT POTISH, RA, LEED AP BD+C - ASSOCIATE

Rob joined Murdough Design in 2013.  He earned a Master in Architecture from the University of Washington, where he received the Department of Architecture Faculty Medal and the 2011 Master's Thesis Prize.  Rob graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Middlebury College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architectural Studies.  Previous to Murdough Design, Rob worked at William Rawn Associates and the Miller Hull Partnership. 

 

BEN TULMAN - DESIGNER

Ben joined Murdough Design in 2016. He graduated in 2015 with a Master of Architecture from the City College of New York, and he also holds a BA in Urban Studies from the University of Connecticut. With distinct interests in 3D design, fabrication, wood construction, and environmentally sensitive design, Ben aims to bring a unique and thoughtful perspective to each project.