Murrye Bernard, AIA, LEED AP, is an architect, writer, editor, and strategist based in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in many design publications, including Architectural Lighting, Architectural Record, and Hospitality Design. Most recently, she was the managing editor of Contract magazine; she has also served as editor of AssociateNews and Forward, newsletters of the AIA National Associates Committee, and as contributing editor to e-Oculus, the newsletter of the AIA New York Chapter. Murrye earned a B.Arch. from the University of Arkansas, and has practiced with Polk Stanley Rowland Curzon Porter Architects (now Polk Stanley Wilcox) in Little Rock, Ark., and TEK Architects in New York.
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