Murray John Architects

Brunswick House, London


We seek to discover something new or unique in each project. We do not have a 'house' style.

Any design is preceded by a careful study of the site's historical, technical, social and financial characteristics, with attention to the clients’ budgets.

We admire excellent work of all periods, and respect what is of value in the most ordinary structure. In some cases, we recommend only "light touch" intervention to achieve maximum impact. Our design is informed by good construction practice, particularly the craft-led methods found in historical buildings.

Murray John RIBA. Grad Dipl Cons (AA). AABC

Murray's studies at the Architectural Association and the London College of Furniture have given him a practical understanding of materials and craftsmanship, and of art and design. His architectural training with Alban and Martin Caroe included work on Wells and St David's Cathedrals, and other major historic buildings. He is on the register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation and campaigns for the conservation of listed buildings. Murray is also an Inspecting Architect for the Diocese of London.

His projects demonstrate his passion for identifying and enhancing the rich historic urban fabric. His commissions include Conservation Plans for London Underground, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Wallace Collection, and design and development for Sir John Soane's Museum, and branding support for companies such as Lassco & Penhaligon's and countless domestic projects. He lectures in architecture at the Inchbald School of Design and is active in numerous amenity societies.

In recent years the City of Westminster, Lambeth and Kensington and Chelsea have employed the company directly as support for community, social and townscape conservation projects. This has fired a deep and passionate interest in the conservation of streets and the promotion of social housing.


Featured is a selection of recent and historical clients. We are sincerely grateful to all our clients, employers and agents, many of whom have led us towards unexpected but rewarding solutions.


  • All Souls, Harlesden
  • Holy Innocents, Kingsbury
  • Holy Trinity Church, Southall
  • The Moravian Church
  • St Clement Notting Dale
  • St Francis Dalgarno, North Kensington
  • St James, Norlands
  • St George's, Campden Hill
  • St Simon Zelotes
  • St Helen's, North Kensington
  • St Paul, Homerton
  • St Saviour's, Walton Place


  • Alastair Little Restaurant
  • G H Blankley & Co
  • Branché Jewellers
  • Carré Jewellers
  • The Glasshouse Opticians
  • Hari's Hairdressers
  • The Kanga Collection
  • Pegasus Ocean Services (Hinde House)
  • Penhaligon's London (Perfumery)
  • Puig Motor Company
  • Tocca
  • Woody's Nightclub
  • LASSCo

Historic, Public, Education

  • Axia Architects
  • Baker Nevile Design
  • The Black Ant Co Ltd
  • British Interior Design Exhibition
  • Brown Horton Ltd
  • Cantillon (Novello House)
  • The Cara Trust (Hospice)
  • Carringtons Property Management
  • City of Westminster
  • City of Westminster College
  • Country Life
  • Crest Nicholson
  • David Hicks International
  • Delaware Mansions Ltd
  • Doddington Hall
  • The Dulwich Picture Gallery
  • The Georgian Group
  • Harrington Hall, Lincs
  • The Inchbald School of Design
  • Lassman Developments Ltd
  • London Borough of Lambeth
  • London Institute
  • London Underground Ltd
  • Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • The National Maritime Museum
  • Queen's College, Oxford
  • Rick Mather Architects
  • The Soane Museum
  • The Wallace Collection