Donley H. Murray opened his doors in the spring of 1972, with a swift impact on the architectural landscape of Long Island. The work from his team quickly became recognized amongst their peers for their clean, efficient designs.
In 2010, after working under Donley for over twelve years, the current team took over the company and renamed it DHMurray Architecture, in honor of their mentor.
The new DHM team continued to execute high-end traditional homes and maintained a strong status amongst the existing client base. Under new ownership, their client base grew rapidly. It quickly became apparent that the demand had changed on Long Island and clients were looking for a wider range of styles and projects.
Today, with a growing team of designers who have served as lead on projects in all areas of New York and Beyond, DHMurray Architecture continues to expand its range of expertise. The portfolio has grown to include several commercial projects which range anywhere from housing to restaurants to retail and DHM now serves a much broader range of clients, yet continues to provide the high level of service that it has since its inception.
John DePaulo is a skilled architectural designer with a rare combination of conceptual design experience, detailed construction oversight, and emotional intelligence. As principal at DHMurray, John is our clients’ trusted point of contact and a creative yet analytical problem solver. His approach to project management and his commitment to consistent, effective communication results in a smooth and enjoyable design process from client vision to project completion.
A level-headed designer with an eye for detail, John oversees every aspect of our projects, from understanding our clients’ goals and lifestyle needs to the preparation of construction drawings. This A-to-Z approach, from big-picture conceptual design through to the tiniest drawing details, ensures that your project exceeds your expectations.
In his free time, John loves fishing off the coast of Long Island and snowboarding in the Catskills.