Murdough Design is a small collaborative studio focusing on architectural design. We design unique responses to the specifics of place, site, use and client desires. We merge practical requirements with intangible qualities distinct to each design problem. Our approach considers relationships between landscape and architecture, space and light, material and form. 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 eighteen years of experience in residential and institutional architecture, Tom's background combines fine arts, architecture, manufacturing, and construction. He received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.
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 of 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 of 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.
TINA TOLIS MURDOUGH - DESIGNER/ OFFICE MANAGER
Tina joined Murdough Design in 2018. She received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University in 2001. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classical Archaeology and Fine Arts. After graduate school, Tina worked at Sasaki Associates and Leers Weinzapfel Associates.