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Timothy V. Murray, studied architecture and urban planning at University College, Dublin and Liverpool University, graduating in 1953. In 1957, after an early career in Ireland, Tim Murray accepted a year long contract in Iraq, but circumstances changed and he came to Canada instead to work for the Department of Public Works. After leaving the public service, he became a partner in the firm Bemi & Murray (1959-1961). In 1961 he open Murray & Murray Architects & Planning Consultants. At first the firm specialized in Ottawa area churches and educational institutions. It gradually broadened its base, obtaining commissions in the Maritimes, in Ireland and Malawi, for example, opening offices in Toronto and Dublin and venturing into urban planning, transportation facilties, embassies and office or commercial buildings. The Ottawa practice received numerous large-scale commissions in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and New Brunswick as well as in the United States and Malawi. In Ottawa, these include Notre Dame Convent and St. Patrick's High School, Algonquin College, buildings for the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, Orléans Shopping Centre, Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Kanata Town Centre, Conference Board of Canada, Courthouse for the County of Ottawa-Carleton and Ottawa International Airport. Various churches, rectories and parish halls as well as schools were designed for clients in Eastern Ontario such as St. Mary's College in Brockville, St. Mark's Church in Prescott and Iona Academy in St. Raphael. In New Brunswick, work included the planning and design of the University of New Brunswick and office buildings for the Department of Fisheries. International work included the Natural Resources College, an educational facility in Malawai.
Timothy and Patrick Murray retired from the partnership in 2003 and the firm was acquired by I.B.I. Group.