Niall Murphy

Niall Murphy is Director of Glasgow City Heritage Trust and a conservation accredited architect.

Niall has nearly 20 years experience as an architect and is heavily involved in heritage, conservation and community issues in Glasgow being current Chair of Govanhill Baths Building Preservation Trust – the largest meanwhile use in Scotland – and Vice Chair for the Pollokshields Trust – a community anchor organisation set up following the ‘Make Your Mark’ East Pollokshields and Port Eglinton Charrette in 2016 which Niall helped secure funding for. Previously, Niall has been chair of Pollokshields Heritage, Planning Convener for Pollokshields Community Council and a member of the Glasgow Urban Design Panel. Between 2016 – 2018 he was invited by the Minister for Local Government and Housing to be a member of the Development Management Working Group for the Scottish Government’s Planning Review.

Niall is passionate about urban health and wellbeing and the role of planning, urbanism, architecture and placemaking in helping deliver positive outcomes for people who live in Scotland’s towns and cities. This explains his interest in Scotland’s built heritage which he sees as an integral part of this broader framework connecting to both the human need for memory, being able to locate oneself in space and time and in how places evolved and were traditionally crafted and made to reflect human scale and needs over multiple generations.  This is why he is particularly interested in how BEFS advocate for Tenements.