Wagner Murray has grown a dynamic practice in Charlotte, North Carolina over the last 29 years. Our diverse portfolio of projects spans multiple markets and features large projects with high-profile clients, as well as local projects that help shape the community and identity of Charlotte.


We’re overachievers who go above and beyond on every project. Our small yet mighty team punches well above our weight in experience, skill, creativity and adaptability. We’re nimble and pride ourselves on getting the job done efficiently and effectively.

WE ARE creatiVE

Our team loves a creative challenge. We’re committed to solving even your toughest design problem with original solutions. Our work is inspired by current trends and new innovations, with the goal of creating spaces that are tailored, stunning and timeless.


We believe that great design appears effortless when it is executed with purpose and intention. Following this philosophy, we take time to understand you, your vision and your audience to create customized spaces designed to engage and inspire.


Integrity is our bedrock. Nothing is more important to us than your trust and our relationship. As your advocate, you can count on us to honor our commitments, take initiative, and overcome any obstacle to accomplish your goals.


Since the beginning, our founding partners David Wagner and Michael Murray, have been committed to providing hands-on, principal-based design to all our clients. Almost thirty years later this integrated method remains at the core of every project. Our team believes that relationships and reliability are crucial, so we focus on hiring multifaceted talent that will see your project through from start to finish. As a result, when you partner with Wagner Murray, you’ll experience a responsive team you can rely on to interpret your vision and create purposeful design solutions.

what we do

We provide a full range of architectural and interior design services. Our team of skilled creatives is committed to your project, from initial planning, design development, finish and furniture selections to construction documents, permitting, and final construction administration. As your advocate, we provide additional client support via project scheduling, budget analysis, contractor bid examination and more. We take pride in providing you with a personalized experience throughout the design and construction process, making it as simple and streamlined as possible.

In addition to architecture and interior design, we also offer supplemental design services, including environmental graphic design, wayfinding signage, art integration and more.

our leadership

fun fact:

Dave has been recognized as one of the most interesting people in Charlotte, NC.



David Wagner has practiced architecture in Charlotte for over 40 years. As a founding partner and big-picture visionary, he uses a hands-on approach to provide exceptional service to our clients. He oversees project design, and encourages team members to rise to their potentials and expand their skill sets. Over the years he has steadfastly advocated for integrating artistic elements into the built environment to craft memorable and engaging spaces. David is a Virginia Tech alumnus and recipient of the AIA Distinguished Services Award for Community and Public Activism.

fun fact:

Mike is known as the office’s Bourbon Connoisseur.



As a founding partner, Michael Murray brings with him a focus on construction documents and construction administration. With 35 years as a licensed Architect he has a breadth of knowledge in building codes, construction methods, project costs, and architectural detailing. Whether it’s a multi-million dollar stadium renovation, or a small local restaurant upfit, Michael is committed to ensuring every project is executed on-time and within budget, while maintaining an acute attention to detail and level of finish. Michael completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Architecture at Clemson University, and is currently serving on the Charlotte Chamber’s Board of Advisors.

fun fact:

Sarah is on a mission to read 18 books in 2018.


Senior Associate / Interior Designer

Sarah Williams, a Charlotte native, has served as Senior Interior Designer for a variety of projects from NFL stadium renovations to restaurants to corporate interiors. With ten years of experience, she previously designed interiors for hotels, healthcare and senior living facilities. Exposure to several industries gives her portfolio diversity, and she brings a fresh approach to every design solution she develops. Sarah believes that great design starts with understanding our client’s needs and challenges. She excels in crafting efficient space plans, and strives to positively impact the end-user’s experience, all while staying on budget and on schedule. Sarah is an NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer, and a graduate of UNC-Greensboro’s Interior Architecture program. She currently serves on the Member Recognition committee for CREW Charlotte, and is a past board member for IIDA Carolinas where she continues to be an active member.

fun fact:

Jessica is currently renovating her 90-year old, 900 SF bungalow, one square foot at a time.


Senior Associate / Designer

Jessica Conrad is a multifaceted designer with a diverse range of experience spanning interiors, graphic design, web design and design/build. Jessica’s background has given her invaluable knowledge in interior detailing, project management, cost analysis, branding, and ROI. She views every new project as an opportunity to build lasting client partnerships and she aims to develop dependable working relationships with each client. Jessica believes that design is the process of improving the condition of the environment we inhabit, and good design is catapulted by focusing on user perspective. She strives to seamlessly integrate branding and environmental graphics into interior design, enforcing the connection of people to places. Jessica has an Interior Architecture degree from UNC-Greensboro, and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute of Charlotte.