Störmer Murphy and Partners

Architecture is first and foremost teamwork – and the clients are an irreplaceable part of the team. When they share in dreaming the vision we have worked out together and embark on this beautiful journey with us, at the end of which there is a functional and aesthetically pleasing, modern and sustainable building, then I feel, even after many decades in the business, that my profession is the most beautiful in the world.

— Martin Murphy

We are an established architectural practice, recognized for our award-winning portfolio of successfully completed comissions with a wide range of typologies, scales and budgets. With our design-driven team, we place a strong focus on research and innovation, grounded by decades of hands-on building experience. We believe that good design is sustainable design – not only by creating robust, durable buildings with a responsible choice of materials and use of natural resources, but also by shaping unique places with strong identities and a long-lasting cultural significance. There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for this – we are driven by the passion to create.

Störmer Murphy and Partners

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Our office

One of the key elements of our office history are our office premises on Hamburg’s Fleetinsel, which are full of character. We feel very connected to this historic “island” with its inspiring proximity to galleries, ateliers and restaurants. Our office was originally founded as Jan Störmer Architekten, which was for one decade followed by the partnership with Will Alsop as Alsop & Störmer Architects. Since 2009, we are Störmer Murphy and Partners. Since 1990, we have implemented more than 50 sophisticated cultural, administrative and hotel buildings, have won numerous national and international competitions and have received a number of architecture awards.

Our projects

The focus of our activities is the planning of hotels and office buildings. We are also  as comfortable with the design of residential complexes as with the planning of cultural buildings. Our project portfolio ranges from the refurbishment of heritage-listed buildings to new building designs, from interior fitouts to town planning, from feasibility studies to general contractor activities. A firm commitment to technical innovation, high-quality materials and outstanding craftsmanship applies to all of our projects. Good architecture can only be achieved through teamwork! Our strong network of project partners, specialist engineers and precise progress and cost control provides the basis for sound and profitable developments.

Störmer Murphy and Partners

Störmer Murphy and Partners
Michaelisbrücke 1
20459 Hamburg


Tel. +49 40 369737-0
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Articles and Projects of Störmer Murphy and Partners

Title Studio
ZAM, Distric Centre Munich-Freiham, Germany Störmer Murphy and Partners
Timber tower “Roots”, Hamburg, Germany Störmer Murphy and Partners
Gascade headquarters, Kassel, Germany Störmer Murphy and Partners