Mr. Murcia was named Associate Principal in 2018. Since joining the firm in 2004, he has embraced a wide number of roles in urban design, residential, hospitality, and commercial projects. His contributions to the firm range from conceptual aspects of design and development to cultivating strong relationships with clients. Mr. Murcia has nurtured and honed his design and managerial skills within the firm at which he commenced as a Senior Designer. His early collaborations were instrumental in the fulfillment of large projects in the Czech Republic and Newark, followed by a robust period of conception and design of numerous projects in Latin America, Asia, Europe and the United States. Some notable exemplars include the Seamarq Hotel and JEI Commercial Building in South Korea, the Vitrvm Residential Towers in Colombia, the SoMa Master Plan in Newark, One Waterline in New York and Parkview in Prague. As an Associate Principal, he currently oversees several projects in South Korea and Spain.
Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Mr. Murcia worked at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York as a Senior Designer for a 4 million square foot new terminal airport in Toronto and for the renovation and expansion of the Museum of American History in Washington D.C.
In his spare time, Mr. Murcia is an enthusiast of photography, a craft he practices to complement and enrich his professional career as an architect. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia and a Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute in New York, the latter at which he was awarded the Sidney Katz Award for Design Excellence. He has lectured at the Universidad Autónoma de México as well as in Colombia and Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has been a LEED accredited professional since 2006 and is a registered architect in Colombia