Matthew L. Murphy


Principal, Specialty Leader


Site Planning




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Matt is the leader of our Site Planning studio and involved with just about every project, ensuring the integration of the local environment and specific building-types are woven into the project’s design. A civil engineer, surrounded by architects and designers throughout his career, he has knowledge of site-specific planning and development across our multiple areas of practice. His aim is to blend the outdoor environment with the building’s aesthetic for a seamless design with intuitive wayfinding.

Matt works seamlessly with our team and our clients—with a particular emphasis on schematic design—which brings our firm a competitive advantage when delivering projects. Matt understands that integrated design is critical to a well-rounded project from beginning to end, leaving no opportunity missed and connecting the dots between the context of a community, the building, its site, structure, interior, and the inhabitants that rely on all elements to support their needs.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Matt is a Registered Professional Engineer in 26 states. He belongs to the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Survey and the National Society of Professional Engineers. When Matt is not traveling, he is working on his house renovations or out for a hike.

Matt is a certified Professional Engineer licensed in AR, AZ, CO, IA, ID, IL, GA, KS, KY, MO, MS, MT, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, and WY.

Get to know Matt

What is the best part of your job?

Every site is different and unique, so work is never repetitive. So glad I never wanted to design roads or bridges.

What is on your bucket list?

  1. Travel to Japan
  2. Go back to India
  3. Retire in Switzerland

What is your favorite building or landmark?

The pig-tail bridges along the Norbeck Scenic Byway in the Black Hills. Constructed in the 1930’s, they were designed to minimize disturbance and blend in with the surroundings of the granite spires, boulders and dense ponderosa pines. The Norbeck byway is lined with tunnels and stunning views, but the bridges are engineering masterpieces, approaching 100 years of active use.

Notable projects

Johnson County Courthouse

Olathe, KS

Wefald Hall & Kramer Dining Center

Manhattan, KS

Saline County Jail courtyard

Saline County Jail & Sheriff’s Operation Center

Salina, KS

North Central Kansas Medical Center

Concordia, KS