A firm dedicated to the poetic exploration of sustainable architecture.


Paul Murdoch is founder and president of Paul Murdoch Architects, bringing over thirty years of experience in the design and management of a wide variety of building projects. He has worked in Los Angeles with AIA Gold Medalists Arthur Erickson and Charles Moore: and in Philadelphia with AIA Firm of the Year, Geddes Brecher Qualls and Cunningham. Paul’s project background includes the design of public libraries, university and college facilities, and civic buildings. Paul has taught at USC’s School of Architecture and has been a guest critic at UCLA and Sci-Arc. He has spoken extensively on the critical role of design in improving life through topics such as sustainable development, ecological urban planning, building re-use, and the poetics of practicality of recycling. His background and travel experience includes research of vernacular architecture in traditional cultures.


Milena Murdoch joined Paul Murdoch Architects as Vice President in 2001, after sixteen years of professional experience as project architect, manager, and designer. She has worked with AIA Gold Medalist Richard Meier, where she was project architect for the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center. With Ted Tokio Tanaka, FAIA, she served as project manager on projects including the LAX Gateway Enhancement. At Albert C. Martin & Associates, with Tim Vreeland, FAIA, Milena designed facilities for Caltech, UCLA, Whittier College and Chapmen College. Milena’s prior experience also includes numerous custom homes with Franklin D. Israel. She is a licensed architect in California.


Founded in 1991, we are an architectural studio that explores a wide range of project types and scales. We design forms, lead processes and invent original project typologies to shape new human activity. We are creative agents of social and environmental change for institutions and communities seeking to improve 21st century life.



Because it's necessary, we expand our clients’ expectations through direct inquiry, tough questions and persistent rigor; to broaden a project’s definition, to fully explore its community of constituents; its ramifications in time; to examine full value for limited resources; to find innovative response to challenges; and to transform a client’s capability to meet historic needs of a new, evolving civilization. 





Paul Murdoch Architects
8820 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 330
Beverly Hills, CA 90211