Alyssa Manypenny Murphy, AIA, LEED AP
Alyssa has served almost exclusively non-profit and institutional clients throughout her fourteen years in practice. Much of her work has focused on the development and renovation of subsidized and supportive housing, community and child care centers, and public and charter schools. Recent work on university campuses in New England has included classrooms, offices, student housing and campus master planning. Alyssa’s approach to the design process stresses abundant and fluid communication between the design team and project stakeholders to support a truly collaborative process.
Brian Murphy, AIA
Brian’s innate design sensibility leads him on a constant search for innovative and elegant solutions to spatial problems. He has honed his skills at some of the most respected design firms in the country, where his responsibilities included a wide range of design as well as construction documentation and administration. His experience ranges from renovations of historic buildings to private residences in many U.S. cities and internationally. He has also served on master planning projects and provided consulting services to several architects and engineers in New York City. Brian approaches each design opportunity as an opportunity to improve the environment we live in with social, ecological and aesthetic integrity.
For Elizabeth, the design process is infused with inspiration from contemporary artists and a desire to integrate buildings into larger systems of culture, nature, and the urban environment. As a project manager at Manypenny Murphy Architecture, Elizabeth explores questions of culture through her detailed development of user experience at a variety of project scales, ranging from new construction of academic buildings to the renovation of historic structures.
Elizabeth holds a Master’s of Architecture from MIT with a concentration in Urban Design. She has over 12 years of experience in architectural design of residential, commercial, and institutional projects.
Alice Carey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Alice is a registered architect with a background in planning, programming, and urban design. Alice brings a planning sensibility to all of her projects, with an understanding of how intersecting challenges and contextual relationships influence each design. Her approach ensures that designs are planned to support near-term and long-term objectives, producing solutions which are reflective of clients’ future goals while remaining cognizant of the constraints of the present.
Alice’s work on civic and municipal projects ranges from programming and architectural design to large-scale comprehensive planning for cities throughout the region. She has successfully planned and implemented public projects at a variety of scales, drawing on her background in urban design to produce creative and contextual solutions, with a mind toward the practical constraints of budgets and schedule.
Connor’s design sense is motivated by asking social questions of spaces: how can we make spaces that bring people together? His perspective has been shaped by a diversity of undergraduate design experiences: from collaborating on the design for a community center on the National Register of Historic Places, to designing a primary school in rural Uganda; and from his community experience serving as both a voice for community-oriented design in the city of Keene, and a former board member of American Institute of Architecture Students at Keene State. Connor is a New Hampshire native and thrilled to be continuing his design career on the Seacoast with the team at Manypenny Murphy Architecture.
Serena has a passion for bringing people together to discover pragmatic solutions to social, environmental, and place-based issues. In her hometown of Berwick, Maine, she lead an intensive multi-year community activation campaign centered around the revitalization of an 11.7 acre brownfield site that ultimately received over $1.2 million in federal EPA brownfield cleanup grants, and activated the development of several catalyst sites. At its core, the campaign mobilized the community and brought people together around the ideas of tradition, innovation, and sustainability.
Serena brings her communication and systems development experience in the AEC and planning communities in Boston and enthusiasm for inspiring people to build better places to her role at Manypenny Murphy Architecture. Serena is also working on a Master of Urban Planning through USC’s Price School of Public Policy, degree expected fall of 2020.