Derek Murphy

B.A. (Hons)., Dip. Arch., MRIAI

Derek Murphy established dMA in 2004 and is a qualified architect and a registered member of the RIAI. Derek is also a qualified BER (Building Energy Rating) Assessor. He studied architecture at Oxford School of Architecture in the U.K. Prior to working in private practice a broad range of experience was gained over 10 years working on a range of building types for Dublin and London practices.

Initially, Derek worked for Paul Keogh Architects in the early 1990’s assisting in the implementation of the Temple Bar Framework Plan before moving to the U.K. Derek gained further experience whilst working with SOM (Skidmore Owings & Merrill) in London where he was involved in the construction phase of the new Philip’s headquarters building in Amsterdam.

Derek returned to Dublin in 1999 where he was employed at Murray O’Laoire Architects as a Senior Architect for 5 years. Derek was joint head of the MOLA housing unit and was responsible for the design and implementation of a variety of housing and mixed use projects. During this time expertise was gained working on a broad range of private housing/ community projects as well as local authority housing for Meath, Leitrim, Dunlaoghaire/ Rathdown and South Dublin County Councils. Experience also include s the design and delivery of a number of key educational projects for Dublin City University.





Amy Li

B.A.(hons), Dip.Arch., Dip.Dev.Practices

Amy Studied architecture at Kingston University and Oxford School of Architecture in the U.K. Amy is a qualified (Part 2) architect and has completed the RIAI Professional Practice Lecture series. Amy holds a postgraduate Diploma in Development Practices. The course focused on community development practices and Amy has participated in several urban regeneration schemes aimed at developing a holistic approach to ‘building communities’.

Prior to joining dMA, Amy worked with P&T Architects in Hong Kong before gaining extensive experience in Dublin over a 9 year period where she worked for some of the top Irish practices. She was involved with some key prestigious projects such as the Dundrum Cinema Complex with McNally Design group, City Quay office development with KMD Architecture and the Guinness Market Street Storehouse redevelopment with RKD Architects.

Amy joined dMA in 2007 bringing extensive experience in Interior Design/ Interior Architecture.