Apogee Senior Architect Denny Murphy is retiring after a 45-year career that is highlighted by his contributions to many public and private projects in the Raleigh area.
His retirement was celebrated on January 3, 2020 with a party to mark the occasion, held at the Nature Research Wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Denny served as project architect for the wing addition and the Green Square Complex, a two-block, multi-use sustainable development that brings the nationally recognized Research Center together with North Carolina’s state environmental offices.
Denny’s guidance on the project facilitated designation of the site as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building. His work through the years has been supported by a thorough knowledge of and passion for sustainable design, and he brought those principles to his projects long before the U.S. Green Building Council created the LEED system.
Denny worked on many other notable projects as well including the Butterfly House Conservatory at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, higher education facilities at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina System, and several complex, major technology centers and laboratories in Research Triangle Park.
“Denny’s expertise and dedication to his profession and to his community are an inspiration,” said Apogee President Michael Beezley. “He will be missed but his work will remain with our community for many years to come.”
Denny (second from right) is joined by Apogee staff (from left to right) King Choy, Architectural Department Manager, Charlie Sowders, Chief Operating Officer, Ken Noel, Chief of Design Services and Senior Project Manager, and museum leaders, Alvin Braswell, Acting Interim Director and Roy Campbell, Chief of Exhibits.