Press Releases 05.23.2022

Tim Murphy Design Associates Joins Perkins&Will, Expanding Interior Design Practice in San Francisco

Leading interior design firm complements Perkins&Will's award-winning San Francisco practice, enhancing design services to clients in the Bay Area and beyond

Tim Murphy Design Associates (TMDA), a studio known for creating upscale offices, hospitality spaces, restaurants, and residences, has joined Perkins&Will. The merger expands both firms’ design services to clients in and around San Francisco.

“Both Perkins&Will and TMDA believe that cultivating collaborative partnerships with our clients is essential to creating impactful design solutions,” says Greg Johnson, managing director of Perkins&Will’s San Francisco studio. “We both center our projects on the client’s vision and values, and this merger will add new dimensions to our multi-disciplinary practices of architecture, planning & strategies, urban design, and landscape architecture.”

TMDA is best known for Accel in Palo Alto, Kleiner Perkins in San Francisco and Menlo Park, and SurveyMonkey in multiple locations.

The San Francisco studio of Perkins&Will is best known for its district-wide urban design projects such as Mission Rock, Potrero Power Station, and Sacramento Valley Station, as well as buildings like 1 De Haro—San Francisco’s first multi-story mass timber office building—and the adaptive re-use of the historic Building 12 at Pier 70. Current projects include several production, distribution, and repair (PDR) buildings, as well as large-scale work with institutions such as UC Hastings and Samuel Merritt University.

Once TMDA moves into Perkins&Will’s San Francisco studio at 2 Bryant Street this summer, clients will benefit from expanded design leadership and a strengthened interiors practice.

“The San Francisco studio of Perkins&Will is widely respected for its strengths in sustainable, equitable, and resilient design,” says Tim Murphy, founding principal of TMDA and now design principal at Perkins&Will. “Combining TMDA’s bespoke aesthetics with these strengths will position us, collectively, as the foremost leader in exceptional design and client service throughout Northern California. We are thrilled to join forces.”