Mr. Murcia was named Senior Associate in 2012. Since joining the firm in 2004, he has held primary roles on a wide number of urban design, residential, hospitality, and commercial projects. His contributions to the firm range from the design and development of projects to cultivating strong relationships with clients to creating new work opportunities. He currently leads and manages the Vitrvm Towers in Bogotá, Colombia and the Parkview Office Building in Prague, Czech Republic. He is also overseeing the design team of a new high-rise residential tower in New York City and the soon to be completed Seamarq Hotel in South Korea.
Mr. Murcia’s early collaboration within the firm was instrumental in the development of City Tower in Prague, the tallest building in the Czech Republic, followed by a period of conception and design of numerous projects in Latin America, Asia, and Europe. He was project architect during the early phases of the SoMa Master Plan and Teachers Village in Newark, and then acted as Project Manager and Architect of Liberty Plaza in Mexico City, Kanai Retreat Hotel in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and City Green Court, the first project in the Czech Republic to become LEED Platinum. In addition, he has collaborated on several other developments such as the Italcementi i.lab in Bergamo, Italy, and a private residence in Palm Beach, Florida.
Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Mr. Murcia worked at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York as a Senior Designer on several projects including a 4 million square foot new terminal airport in Toronto and the renovation and expansion of the Museum of American History in Washington D.C.
Mr. Murcia earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia and a Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute in New York where he was awarded the Sidney Katz Award for Design Excellence. He has lectured at the Universidad Autónoma de México and in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has been a LEED accredited professional since 2006 and is a registered architect in Colombia.