Historical Architecture

Historical Architecture


Chambers and Chambers Architects

Established in 1963 as Chambers and Chambers Architects, Chambers, Murphy & Burge merged with Perspectus in 2016 and now operates as a Studio of Perspectus Architecture. An AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm, Chambers Murphy & Burge provides architectural services focusing on historical architecture, preservation and adaptive reuse.

Elizabeth Corbin Murphy, FAIA, an AIA Ohio Gold Medal Architect, and Lauren Pinney Burge, AIA have managed the firm since 1993, upholding the high standards of the founders, the late Henry and Lorraine Chambers.

The firm continues to practice from its downtown Akron office as well as Perspectus Architecture’s Cleveland office at Shaker Square. Highly regarded in their field, Elizabeth Murphy and Lauren Burge are frequent speakers at national conferences on historic preservation topics.

The team provides consultation to property owners and developers on detailed preservation and rehabilitation design and specifications for materials and methods. The architects and conservation specialists are familiar with 18th, 19th and 20th century buildings and provide focused specifications to address uncommon situations.

Additionally, the availability of tax credits has augmented interest in the rehabilitation of historic structures, and we’re one of the leading firms in Ohio working with the State and Federal tax credits.

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