Associate Principal
Sector Leader Interior Architecture

Céili Murphy


Bachelor of Fine Arts & Bachelor of Arts
(Conjoint degrees), University of Auckland, University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Design, Unitec
Post Graduate Diploma of Communications, AUT University


Céili Murphy joined Architectus as Interior Architecture Sector Lead in 2022. Céili is an award-winning Design Lead with over 15 years of experience in a variety of roles, most recently as a design director and team lead at a large multidisciplinary practice. Her projects span a range of sectors including, workplace strategy, education, residential and multi-site delivery projects in both Aotearoa and internationally.

Her background studying Fine Arts and starting her career as an Art Director in the Advertising industry for multinational award-winning agencies, informs her approach. Céili has a wonderful ability to collaborate with clients and other agencies, to bring together multifaceted and cohesive designs.

Céili is passionate about people, sustainability and a design’s ability to positively influence wellbeing. She thrives on complex projects with multiple stakeholder engagement, social and cultural considerations. Céili’s designs offer rich storytelling and put the end-user first.