Wagner Murray has grown a dynamic practice in Charlotte, North Carolina over more than three decades. 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. Three decades 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.


Partner | Architect

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.


Partner | Architect

As a founding partner, Michael Murray brings with him a focus on construction documents and construction administration. With 40 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.

fun fact:

Sarah is raising her twin sons in the same neighborhood she grew up in!


Senior Associate | Interior Designer

Sarah Williams, a Charlotte native, has served as Senior Designer and Project Manager for a variety of projects from NFL stadium renovations to restaurants and corporate interiors. With fourteen years’ experience, Sarah excels in crafting efficient space plans, and strives to positively impact the end-user’s experience, all while staying in budget and on schedule. Sarah is an NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer and a graduate of UNC-Greensboro’s Interior Architecture program. She completed the CREW Authentic Leadership program, and is a past board member for IIDA Carolinas where she continues to be an active member.