About MURRAY LEGGE ARCHITECTURE
Our architecture reveals the extraordinary opportunities that exist in the ordinary. Employing a creative process that deeply considers practical issues of design, we examine how materials, space, and light create places that resonate and engage. Our award-winning work ranges from residential projects to religious and educational facilities.
Murray Legge, FAIA
Murray Legge is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York City. His professional achievements include receiving the 2006 AIA Austin Young Architectural Professional Award as well as more than 20 design awards, including two national AIA awards and the Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award. Winner of the prestigious Lyceum Fellowship, he was also twice a finalist in Van Alen Institute competitions, including the Paris Prize. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, and he is currently a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has also been a visiting critic.
Murray is also a co-founder of Legge Lewis Legge, an interdisciplinary collaborative, based in Austin and New York. With a focus on large-scale installations, public art and landscape design, Legge Lewis Legge has been widely recognized including receiving the 2010 Austin Art in Public Places Community Arts Award. The studio received an honorable mention in the international design competition for the Flight 93 memorial and was a finalist in the Boston Logan Airport 9/11 memorial competition. Legge Lewis Legge is currently working on a project for Dallas Arboretum.
Travis Avery, Associate AIA
Travis Avery holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Idaho. Prior to joining Murray Legge Architects in 2013, Travis worked with Austin’s Danze Blood Architects on a variety of projects, including a top-ten finalist proposal for the Seaholm Intake Facility Competition, which also received 2014 Texas Society of Architects Studio Award. He was also a design team member for the Saint Peter and Paul Chapel, which received a 2013 AIA Austin Design Award Citation of Honor.
While attending graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was the recipient of five graduate fellowships, Travis completed a six-month professional residency with Taller de Arquitectura | Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo, an internationally recognized firm in Mexico City, whose work includes major public and private projects across Mexico. He also completed two years of Peace Corps service in the Bolivian Altiplano, managing a basic sanitation project to provide household water sources for rural families living at a 12,000-foot altitude.
Lincoln Davidson, AIA
Lincoln Davidson a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and is the youngest registered architect in Austin. He is currently a post-graduate researcher at the University of Texas.
Lincoln has participated in a number of art festivals and design competitions - including the winning entry in the Coupling Design Competition in 2015 and three selected installations in the Cohen New Works Festival.
Prior to joining Murray Legge Architecture he worked for Gray Organschi Architecture, an internationally acclaimed Design/Build office in New Haven, CT. He has also worked for Matt Garcia Design and The National Building Museum in Washington, DC.
Before college, Lincoln lived abroad – in Azerbaijan, South America, and Southeast Asia – where he developed a passion for travel and exploring the identity and nature of place.
BENJAMIN KAPLOWITZ, DESIGNER
Benjamin Kaplowitz holds a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. During his graduate studies he spent a term in residence at the Center for European Studies + Architecture in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. Benjamin did his undergraduate work at the University of Iowa, majoring in Cinema and English, studying experimental film production, literary criticism + theory and creative writing.
LUCY LEWIS-LEGGE, DOG
Lucy grew up in the wilds of Oklahoma after escaping a puppy mill. She wound up in the Poteau Valley Humane Society, before she was adopted by her Austin family.
She enjoys spending time at the office, barking at wildlife along Shoal Creek.
PAST TEAM MEMBERS
Clare Van Montfrans