Paul Murdoch Architects is based in Los Angeles, California where Paul Murdoch founded the firm in 1991 after ten years of professional practice. Milena Murdoch joined the firm as Vice President in 2001 after sixteen years of professional experience as a project architect, manager and designer. The firm specializes in architecture, urban design and interiors for higher education, governmental, and residential building clients. Prior to the creation of the US Green Building Council, the firm established sustainable design guidelines for major projects such as the Staples Center Arena, and acted as an environmental design advisor to the City of Los Angeles.
Paul Murdoch has over twenty years of experience in the design and management of civic buildings, higher educational facilities, and custom residences. Paul became a registered architect in California in 1987, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council. Milena Murdoch became a registered architect in California in 1995, and, in previous associations, Milena was a project architect for the Harold Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center and project manager for the LAX Gateway Enhancements. Both Paul and Milena have also taught at UCLA and USC.
They are currently working on the Bruggemeyer Library Expansion and Renovation for the City of Monterey Park, CA; the Ostrow Library and Chapel Expansion for the University of Judaism in Bel Air, CA; the Council District 9 Neighborhood City Hall for the City of Los Angeles and the Oxnard College Learning Resource Center in Oxnard, CA. Recent projects include the Plant Physiology Research Center for UCLA and the Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Gymnasium for the City of Los Angeles, dedicated earlier this year.