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Faculty Profiles


Alex Murphy

Faculty, Bachelor of Interior Design


Contact Info: Ext. 8730


Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (Technical University of Nova Scotia – 1992)

Master of Architecture (Dalhousie University – 1994)

Bachelor of Fine Art, With Distinction

(OCAD University – 2017)  

Alex was awarded the Frances Lea Ziegler scholarship during his time studying art at OCAD University. 


Research Interests

Alex is passionate about how the built environment can be an agent for inclusion for diverse and often marginalized communities.  He is also very much interested in how creative and formal concepts can be developed and experienced spatially.  



Alex has been teaching in the Interior Design program at Sheridan since 2004. Before joining Sheridan, he taught various Interior Design courses at another college in Ontario. He has also worked in architecture or interior design offices in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Budapest, Hungary, London, England, and Toronto, Canada. Alex has also successfully completed his professional NCIDQ examinations.

Alex has developed courses and taught in all four years of the Bachelor of Interior Design degree. The majority of his teaching focuses on the Advanced Studio courses, Interior Detailing courses, and the first semester of Professional Practices.