Jack Murphy is a designer and writer. He earned an undergraduate degree in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a graduate degree in architecture from Rice University. He has worked for architects in Boston, Austin, Houston, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Dwell, Texas Architect, The Architect’s Newspaper, Places Journal, Cite, The Houston Chronicle, Architectural Record (online), PLAT, and Paprika!, among other publications. He has collaborated on the editing of multiple books; most recently, he was co-Editor-in-Chief for PLAT 8.0 Simplicity. Before working in architecture he worked as a tour guide, artist’s assistant, music librarian, Greyhound bus station attendant, and soundboard operator.