Richard discusses the role of Empathy in his work as an architect, specifically pulling from his involvement in creating the first Maggie’s Centre, a hospice in Edinburgh.

Richard Murphy was educated at Newcastle and Edinburgh Universities and taught at Edinburgh University. Richard founded Richard Murphy Architects in Edinburgh in 1991 and since its inception the Practice has won an unprecedented twenty RIBA Awards, has twice been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize and has also been shortlisted for the RIBA Lubetkin Award. Richard is an acknowledged authority on the Italian Architect Carlo Scarpa. In 2006 Richard was voted “Scottish Architect of the Year” by readers of Prospect Magazine and in the Queen’s Honours List 2007, he was awarded an OBE.

Richard discusses the role of Empathy in his work as an architect, specifically pulling from his involvement in creating the first Maggie’s Centre, a hospice in Edinburgh. Since it’s inception in 1996 there are 17 across the country.

In his spare time he sings with the Chorus of the Scottish Orchestra and pilots his Pegasus Quantum Microlight. He lives in a house designed by himself.

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Richard Murphy was educated at Newcastle and Edinburgh Universities and taught at Edinburgh University. Richard founded Richard Murphy Architects in Edinburgh in 1991 and since its inception the Practice has won an unprecedented twenty RIBA Awards, has twice been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize and has also been shortlisted for the RIBA Lubetkin Award. Richard is an acknowledged authority on the Italian Architect Carlo Scarpa. In 2006 Richard was voted “Scottish Architect of the Year” by readers of Prospect Magazine and in the Queen’s Honours List 2007, he was awarded an OBE.

Richard will be approaching the role of Empathy in his work as an architect, specifically pulling from his involvement in creating the first Maggies Centre, a hospice here in Edinburgh. Since it’s inception in 1996 there are 17 across the country.

In his spare time he sings with the Chorus of the Scottish Orchestra and pilots his Pegasus Quantum Microlight. He lives in a house designed by himself.

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