I begin with an idea,
and then it becomes something else

Drawing from over 20 years of experience in the architectural profession, Duel Architecture can facilitate all aspects of the design process from project feasibility through to construction. With a diverse portfolio of project types and scales we are confident undertaking new design challenges. Our Calgary-based firm is close to its roots, providing thoughtful design right in the community where we live, work and play.

Architecture is problem solving through design as no two design problems are ever exactly alike. Each project affords us the opportunity to tailor every design to its unique needs and challenges.

The boutique nature of Duel Architecture allows us to form strong collaborative working relationships with our clients. Working with Duel means you will be working with our entire professional team as well as working directly with the firm’s Principal. As our client, you are an integral part of the team and your needs are the priority on which we base our design. Our success is our ability to listen to our clients and we pride ourselves on our team approach to problem solving. At Duel Architecture we strive to provide leadership in design and customer service. We create easier, comfortable, and better environment specific to each and every client.

Gordon Murray

Gordon Murray

M.Arch, Architect, AAA, AIBC, MRAIC
Founding Principal


With over 20 years of experience, Gordon has worked in several of Calgary's premier offices before pursuing his lifetime ambition to be entrepreneurial in the field of Architecture. Duel Architecture was created in 2009, when the co-founder firm of Metro Architecture dissolved. Prior to the Metro Architecture partnership, Gordon worked under the banner of Gordon Murray Architecture Ltd.(GMAL). Gordon's experience ranges from single family homes to large scale commercial and hospitality projects. Gordon's passion (or borderline obsession some would say) in delivering a consistently well thought out project regardless of the building type and or budget.

Career Highlights

Banff Springs Hotel - Health Spa Addition and New Main Entrance (Banff, AB), Convention Facilities (Lake Louise, AB), Sherwood Park Mall (Sherwood Park, AB), Mt. Royal Place Expansion (Calgary, AB), Karo Design Office Renovation (Calgary, AB), Grove Park Inn - Health and Spa Addition (Asheville, NC).

Awards

2015 Alberta Masonry Design Award

Award Winner
718 8th Ave SW
Award of Merit
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The History of
Duel Architecture

Duel Architecture History from 1992 - 2001

1992 - 2001

Prior to 2001, Gordon Murray worked in many Calgary's premier architecture offices in the roles of Associate, Project Architect, and Design Architect.

2001 - 2006

Gordon Murray Architecture Ltd.(GMAL) was established in 2001 by Gordon Murray

Duel Architecture History from 2001 - 2006
Duel Architecture History from 2006 - 2009

2006 - 2009

The Metro Architecture Partnership was co-found by Gordon Murray in 2006

2009 - Present

Duel Architecture was founded in 2009 by Gordon Murray when Metro Architecture Partnership dissolved. Although the name of the firm has changed over time, the leadership and design philosophies remain the same.

Duel Architecture History from 2009 - Present