Senior Project Designer | Architecture

Sara Murray brings eight years of architectural design experience to MCA projects where she focuses on early conceptual and schematic design for multi-family projects, clubhouse renovations, and model homes. She demonstrates keen proficiency in digital design visualization and is enthusiastic about new and emerging technology. Her exceptional attention to detail, effective communication skills, and ability to work under pressure regularly earn high praise from fellow designers and clients who rely on her specialized knowledge and expertise to meet project objectives.

Sara joined MCA in 2021 after relocating to the Chicago area from Denver, CO where she worked as an Architectural Designer for 4240 Architecture. During her tenure there she worked on a variety of domestic and international award-winning projects including high-end residential, multi-family, and several boutique hotels. Prior to working at 4240 Architecture, she worked at Neumann Monson Architects in Iowa City, IA where she assisted in project documentation through all phases of design.

She was a Form Follows Climate and Competition at Zero winner and received Awards for Design Excellence/Commercial and Unbuilt/Commercial from AIA, as well as the Chapter BEST Award from IIDA. 

Sara received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University where she graduated magna cum laude.

Away from the hustle and bustle of the office she loves to travel and experience new cultures and design styles. She also enjoys hanging out with friends and grabbing drinks or just curling up with a good book.