Faculty portfolios

  • Veil House, St. Louis, Missouri, 2018 (unbuilt).
    Veil House, St. Louis, Missouri, 2018 (unbuilt).
  • Looped, Jardin Des Metis, Quebec, Canada, International Garden Festival Finalist, 2019.
    Looped, Jardin Des Metis, Quebec, Canada, International Garden Festival Finalist, 2019.
  • Double L House (with UIC), St. Louis, Missouri, 2016.
    Double L House (with UIC), St. Louis, Missouri, 2016.
  • 36.9°, -89.6°, Sheldon Art Gallery, 2019.
    36.9°, -89.6°, Sheldon Art Gallery, 2019.
  • On the Wane…, St. Louis, Missouri, 2014.
    On the Wane…, St. Louis, Missouri, 2014.

Kelley Van Dyck Murphy

Assistant Professor

Campus Box 1079
Biography 

MArch, Washington University in St. Louis; BA in Studio Art, Rhodes College

 

Kelley Van Dyck Murphy leads the experimental architecture and design practice Van Dyck Murphy Studio based in St. Louis, Missouri. The practice engages in built and speculative projects that explore ideas of focused contextuality, materially-driven form, and projected space through experimentation with material logics and geometry in innovative ways.

Murphy is an assistant professor of architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. In the College of Architecture, she teaches design studios and seminar courses in representation, digital media, and material studies. In 2019, she was awarded research grants from both Washington University and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, to examine new possibilities for masonry and ceramics in architecture through computational design, digital tooling, and 3D printing.

The research focuses on assemblies that yield innovative visual or tactile effects while also engaging specific material performance. The work confronts the seemingly disparate modes of physical making and digital form-giving with the introduction of a new material system that expands the aesthetic and performative potential of aggregated enclosure assemblies.

Murphy earned her Master of Architecture from Washington University and her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She has practiced in the offices of Urban Improvement Company (UIC), Axi:Ome, and Fox Architects in St. Louis, where she worked on projects across a diverse range of scales and building types, including exhibition design, urban infill, adaptive reuse, and residential architecture.