Claudia studied Architecture at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina where she graduated in 1994. After receiving several research grants including the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Visiting Arts Board, she completed a Masters in Cultural Studies and a doctorate in Geography both at King’s College London. Claudia joined the School of Real Estate & Planning as a researcher in 2008 and received a School grant to undertake an MSc in Real Estate Appraisal which she completed in 2012.
While in Buenos Aires Claudia worked for several architectural firms specialising in international architectural competitions at small and large scale. Her research interests focus in Urban Design and Architectural Theory. The socio-cultural and economic implications of architectural and urban design including sustainability and social inequality. Urban development in emerging markets with particular focus in Latin America. Claudia is also an active member of the Academy of Urbanism, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and an associate of the Walker Institute for Climate Change. She is also principal investigator in urban laboratories in Latin America that involve international aid organisations such as Architecture for Humanity.
PhD Geography/Architecture, King's College London, 2007
MSc Real Estate Investment & Appraisal, Henley Business School, University of Reading, 2012
MA Cultural Studies, King's College London, 2002
Degree in Architecture & Planning, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1994
Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
- Member of the Academy of Urbanism
Urban and Rural Development; Sustainable Design; Design Theory
Selected Research Grants
RICS/USP/FAPESP/UoR (2013) (PI) Amount £35,000 for research seminars in Sao Paulo.
RREF/Walker Institute/Architecture for Humanity (PI) (2013) £8,000 seed funding for design workshops in Jujuy, Argentina.
Murray, C. “Social Inequality and Real Estate in Latin America: Approaches in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia”in Raymon Abdulai et al. edts. Real Estate, Construction and Economic Development in Emerging Market Economies, Routledge, forthcoming.
Murray, C. “A Critical and Interdisciplinary Theory for Urban Design”Submitted, under revision.
Murray, C (2013) "Social Housing in Latin America: Red Road Flats of Tomorrow?" Academy of Urbanism Journal, 2, pp. 12-15.
Barkham, R. and Murray, C. (2012) Sustainable Social Housing: An Examination of Global Best Practice. Grosvenor Report.
Parker, G. and Murray, C. (2012) "Beyond Tokenism? Community-led Planning and Rational Choices. Findings from Participants in Local Agenda-Setting at the Neighbourhood Scale in England," Town Planning Review, 83, 1, pp. 1-28.