MURRAY Engineering is a structural engineering firm with many areas of expertise and flexibility. Established in 1998 by Robert J. Murray, P.E, the firm specializes in designing new buildings and restoring historic buildings throughout the U. S. Our portfolio includes projects for a variety of clients, from private residential and commercial owners/developers to New York City agencies and non-profit organizations, many of whom are under increasing pressure to build and/or restore facilities quickly and at the least cost.
Our firm believes in innovation; we support our engineers in continuing their educations in new technologies and materials. All engineers on staff have either completed or are currently enrolled in a RESTORE course which focuses on conservation, restoration, and maintenance of masonry buildings. Additionally, led by our Principal and President, Robert J. Murray, who is LEED 2.0 Accredited, we strive to incorporate new and developing green building technologies into our designs.
We approach all projects, regardless of size or budget, with a high level of professional care and attention. Robert Murray maintains direct involvement in every project and manages the daily operations of the company. Each project is tended to by a team made up of, at minimum, a Senior/Licensed Engineer, a Project Manager/Engineer and a CAD Operator who work together throughout the course of the project and see to its successful completion. Our goal is to solve complex design problems with efficiency and creativity, and to deliver exceptional services to our clients professionally and within budget.
NEW BUILDING DESIGN
FEASIBILITY, STUDY & PLANNING
REHABILITATION & HISTORICAL PRESERVATION
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
ALTERNATIVE STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS
Robert J. Murray, a licensed and LEED AP accredited engineer, has over 25 years of experience providing structural engineering services to clients worldwide. Since establishing Murray Engineering in 1998, Robert has successfully utilized his versatile experience to complete numerous projects varying in scope from conventional construction to to modular buildings and special hospital equipment installations.
Robert has recently taken up the ‘general contractor’ role on the renovation of his own house. His expansive knowledge and experience with building envelope science has allowed him to select and incorporate products and assemblies that will give him a low-energy home performing at passive house standards while providing all comforts that a modern house should have. This exercise has been one of “practice as you preach” for Robert. Ask him for a visit and tour!
Robert Murray is a resident in the Hudson Valley with his wife, 5 children, a dog, multiple chickens, and rabbits. Robert has been on some incredible adventures including ice climbing with his son at Smuggler’s Notch, skiing all over the northeast with his family, rock climbing, bicycling, and hiking.
Jim Quinn joined Murray Engineering in 1998 and continues to work on a multitude of different structures from new construction to renovations of existing structures. Much of his work over the past several years has been focused on healthcare facilities, multiple-family housing and high end residential construction and alterations. He has participated in the design of numerous special buildings for the New York City School Construction Authority and has a great deal of experience with city agencies. Jim enjoys the challenges we face while designing cost-efficient solutions for many renovation projects.
Jim is a proud father of his son, Tadhg, who he enjoys taking to NY Giants’ games. He also enjoys coaching Tadhg’s little league baseball team where he gets to teach his son how to throw and catch like his “old man”. It took fatherhood to get Jim finally hang up his cleats and stop playing semi-professional baseball in Westchester County. He currently rides a Citi bike to and from the office and to job sites through all 4 seasons.
William Eng joined Murray Engineering in the Fall of 2004 as a Senior Structural Engineer. He brings with him a wide variety of design experience. He has extensive experience with steel and concrete structures with an expertise in post-tensioned concrete structures. His experience ranges from low to high rise structures, museums, residential, institutional,office and mixed use buildings.
William is a native New Yorker who has traveled the world visiting all continents on earth except for Antarctica, which he hopes to do one day. These days, he no longer travels much as he moved out to the suburbs of New Jersey with his wife to raise 3 kids. The furthest he ventures these days is the Jersey Shore, where he enjoys the beach with his kids.
Dave Reynolds joined Murray Engineering in 2006. Dave enjoys managing a variety of project types involving existing buildings. His expertise includes gut renovation, temporary shoring and bracing, structural stability special inspection, resolution of building envelope problems, facade restoration, repairs to historic structures, and remediation of hazardous conditions. Dave actively participated in emergency response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, as well as Hurricanes Irene and Sandy in New York.
Dave has been a 4-season bicycle commuter for over a decade. He has run both the NYC and Boston marathons. He’s been struck by lightning. He swam under the ice in a lake in the Arctic Circle in January. He once rode a motorcycle from Montana to Seattle to San Diego to Gainesville to NYC. He can open a bottle with anything. And in case Dave is starting to sound too hard and tough: his wife and daughters say he makes the best oatmeal in the world.
Michael Lynch joined Murray Engineering in the spring of 2016 as a Senior Structural Engineer. Mr. Lynch brings with him design experience in the area of modular buildings, institutional renovations and additions, and building restoration. Mr. Lynch has over 25 years of experience in the design of modular structures from small additions to 100,000 square foot office and academic facilities.
Mr. Lynch has worked on major renovations to several school districts in New York and New Jersey using both modular and conventional building design.
Michael helps with various projects at his local ski mountain across the state border in New Jersey. Mainly helping with snow making machines and engineering ways to adjust the heights of carpet lifts due to the amount of snow.
Ivonne has an incredible zest for life. When she’s not hiking, water rafting, zip-lining, or biking, she’s travelling around the world enjoying everything that other cultures have to offer. If extreme sports or travel are not on her agenda, you can be sure to find her trying out new restaurants til her heart’s content.
Spiro’s journey is essentially a geography lesson. He considers himself a citizen of the World, born and raised in Albania, he moved to Italy where he became a woodworker and a Ferrari fan. He then moved to Canada where he pursued his second bachelor’s degree studying civil engineering, eventually making his way to New York City.
Josh Prol lives in Brooklyn with his two pet goldfish, Lucille 1 and Lucille 2. Outside of the office, he is an artist creating fields guided by elemental information mining, seeking to investigate the borders between signal and noise. He is also enthusiastic about the endless potential of plywood and a jigsaw when it comes to furnishing an apartment.
Jessica is a Brooklyn native who graduated Cum Laude from Hunter College. When she’s not here making sure our office is running smoothly, you can find her strolling the galleries of the Met, volunteering for CUNY Citizenship Now or desperately entering the lottery for Hamilton tickets.
Jimmy is a resident of Brooklyn, NY and although not too practical in his current neighborhood, aspires to one day own a Tesla. He enjoys the outdoors through sports such as baseball and basketball inspired by being a fan of the NY Yankees, Giants and Knicks.
Anthony is a passionate engineer who is always looking for interesting projects and activities. He is an avid supporter of the United State’s national soccer teams and a member of the American Outlaws. When not at the office, Anthony can likely be found at the gym, on the golf course or chasing snow across the country to find the best spots to snowboard.
William is also known as ‘Will Cool’ around the office. He grew up in Brooklyn and is currently a Manhattan resident. When he is not working, William enjoys playing drums in his band and hanging out uptown in Fort Washington Park.
When Peter Anastos is not investigating the latest BIM technologies or tackling a challenging structural detail, he is busy tending to the biggest vegetable garden in Rockland County. Once the garden is tended to, he can be found exploring all the hiking trails in the Hudson Valley with his wife and two dogs May and Bella.
Paul is a recent graduate of Manhattan College and is continuing his education there in pursuit of his master’s degree in Civil Engineering. Fun facts about Paul; he is a traditional Ukrainian folk dancer and during the winter can be found at the ski resorts up north practicing backflips and other tricks on his snowboard.
Anthony is a structural engineer with a passion for modern homesteading. Anthony looks to the weekends to get his hands dirty crafting, repairing, or repurposing at his family home located north of New York City. This provides him endless projects to work on with his father, whether it be chopping wood or fixing something around the house.
Kristen is an explorer. She recently completed a two-week backpacking trip through all five of Utah’s National Parks. Kristen is always out looking for an adventure. When she’s not planning her next trip she’s finding a new corner of New York City to explore.
Sandra is mother of two amazing young women who share her love of music. She grew up in Ecuador and New York City, but also calls San Francisco and Rhinebeck home. When she’s not on her yoga mat, she’s enjoying time with family and friends sharing great meals together. Sandra has worked in civil engineering and graphic design throughout her career.
From Cyprus to New York City as a young immigrant boy, to Columbia University and to Anastos Engineering. Chris brings over 30 years of experience as our in-house consultant. He has a passion for activities in the great outdoors all over the world, which he shares with his family.