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Grant Murphy PLA, LEED GA

Owner + Principal Landscape Architect

Grant is the principal and owner of GM Design Studio. His experience as a landscape architect extends across a wide spectrum of projects, showcasing a diverse portfolio that includes residential/estates, multifamily developments, churches, civic spaces, parks, historical landscapes, green infrastructure, multiuse paths, land planning, sports complex’s, K-12 campuses, higher education, institutional, and commercial projects.

In 2016, Grant graduated with honors from Louisiana State University, swiftly obtaining his landscape architect license in 2017. Currently licensed in Louisiana and South Carolina, Grant has previously held licensure in other states, including Mississippi and Florida, and maintain the flexibility to pursue additional licensure as required.


Grant's previous experience includes managing a landscape architecture firm of nine talented professionals, overseeing projects ranging from intimate residential spaces to large-scale multimodal infrastructure developments. As a part of his experience, Grant has led complex and diverse project teams and contributed to the success of multiple award-winning endeavors. Grant has managed projects throughout the Southeastern United States and along the eastern seaboard in the course of his professional journey.

Jade Murphy 

Business Manager

As the business operations manager at GM Design Studio, Jade draws from her prior experience as a professional at the US Federal Courthouse, infusing a unique perspective and a knack for strong systems honed, during her federal sector tenure. In her current role, Jade plays a pivotal part in ensuring the smooth functioning and strategic growth of the firm's business operations.

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