Peter Murphy


Peter qualified at the School of Architecture, South Bank University, London in 1978. Before returning to Ireland, he worked as a freelance architect in London on a variety of commercial projects including shopping centre developments in London and elsewhere for Norwich Union, health projects and also worked in restoration projects in central London.


When he returned to Ireland in 1984, Peter became Managing Partner of Frank Murphy & Partners Architects up until 2017 when the practice rebranded and changed company status to FMP Architects, of which he is managing director. Peter is a member of the RIBA and became a Fellow of the RIAI in 2013.


In his early days with Frank Murphy and Partners he worked on a range of commercial projects for banking institutions, health boards and private clients. He has worked for the Irish Permanent Building Society (later Permanent TSB) in the development of their branch network in Munster. He has worked on tourism projects for Cork Kerry Tourism (now Failte Ireland) on tourism offices, and for private clients on tourism developments in West Cork. He has also worked on multiple holiday home schemes in Baltimore, Schull and on the Beara Peninsula.


He has been involved in conservation projects from the start of his career early on with the Irish Georgian Society in various projects including Doneraile Court Co Cork. He has worked on churches and associated church buildings for the Presentation Sisters, the Brothers of Charity, Redemptorist and the Carmelite Orders. He has also advised religious orders on assembly and sale of lands and buildings.


He has worked with University College Cork, Cork City and County Council and the Department of Education and Science on restoration/conservation projects. He has advised the Dept of Education and Science on the viability and future of historic buildings which form part of their school system in Co. Cork.


Peter has worked on medical projects for the Health Board for Fermoy Hospital, St Stephens Hospital and Orthopaedic Hospital. He continues to work for the Brothers of Charity Services on residential and remedial facilities in their south east and southern region. Since the start of the current pandemic the practice is engaged on Health and Safety work with the Mercy Hospital Cork.


He manages commercial projects for out of state clients including fit out projects for IT clients these include Red Hat Group Plc whose refit projects have been designed and managed on their offices in Cork and Waterford. Other fit out projects have included a new Seller Support Unit for Amazon at Cork Airport Business Park and a new Logistics Building for Jansson Pharm Little Island Cork.

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involved in conservation projects from the start of his career early on with the Irish Georgian Society in various projects

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