Michael Kent Murphy, Architect INC.
With over 35 years of experience as a licensed Architect, Michael brings a lifetime of appreciation of art and nature to his designs. We help our clients to carefully craft a design which fits with their site, lifestyle and vision to create a structure of timeless beauty. With over 300 projects in California with 200 of them being residential, Michael has become an icon in the Sierra Foothills. His superior design ability can be easily recognized. His structures provide attractive and distinctive environments which retain their value and remain in demand. Michael is dedicated to Auburn and the surrounding communities of the foothills and has devoted much of his time keeping good design and planning alive-- changing the face of the community in a positive way.
We are concerned with energy efficiency, the impact our structures have on the land and the sustainability of the built environment. Ultimately the responsibility to create a sustainable society rests on the choice of each individual. We work to integrate the structure with the site to maximize the sun’s natural heating capabilities when you need it and minimize it when you don’t. Passive solar design is the first step in creating an energy efficient structure. We are experts in working with the natural terrain, epic views, special site features, difficult sites, preserving existing trees, unafraid of experimentation and new ideas.
Magorian Master Bath - The rocks for the shower were found on the building site itself.
by Jim Clements Art