Gordon Cameron Murray - B.Sc., B.Arch., P.P.R.I.A.S., R.I.B.A., R.I.A.I., M.C.I. Arb.
Gordon Murray was born in Rottenrow, Glasgow adjacent to the School of Architecture at Strathclyde University, which he entered some 18 years later and to which he returned in 2002, as Visiting Professor.
He is a principal in gordon murray+alan dunlop-architects, having practiced in Glasgow for 25 years. 18 as partner in this long established practice. They are recognised for projects across Scotland, and more recently Europe, which are both thoughtful and thought provoking. In the ten years Gordon and Alan have been together the practice has won over twenty five national and international architecture awards.
"Reduced to the maximum" is a personal mission statement. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, at the Royal Scottish Academy and RIAS in Edinburgh, the Lighthouse in Glasgow and Rotterdam and Marseilles-as well as most recently in the 2004 Venice Biennale.As a commentator on architecture in Scotland, he has written for The Herald, Scotsman and various architectural publications including Architects Journal, Architectural Review, ARQ and Prospect; as well as broadcasting on radio and television. He was joint author of the monograph James Miller :Architect.
He was awarded the Royal Scottish Academy medal in 1990. He has taught in Schools of Architecture in both Glasgow and Edinburgh and was appointed Visiting Professor at University of Strathclyde. In 2004 he was appointed External Examiner at the University of Ulster School of Architecture in Belfast. He was appointed Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, and Head of School at the University of Strathclyde in 2007 .
From 2003 -2005 Gordon was President of The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, the body representing the Profession in Scotland. He is also a Trustee of the Lighthouse- Scotland’s Centre for Architecture and Design and a board member of the Architects Professional Examining Authority in Scotland