Loading...

Commercial Foodservice Design Consultants

  • We are committed to creating
    high-performance environments.
  • In the business of building
    spaces and dreams.

Learn About Murray-Corban

WHAT WE DO

As experts, Murray Corban designers know food service inside and out. Our designers understand the function and work flow of great kitchens. Our experience includes decades of food service equipment design and specification, the teaching of institutional design and actual facility management.

FOOD SERVICES FACILITY DESIGN

ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

We provide complete design and equipment specification for any project with a food service component.

We ensure that your facility is designed to accommodate all the utility services as required according to the equipment design.

We develop a plan for your facility through interaction and communication with the architect and project owner/operator.

COMPLETED PROJECT INSPECTION

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (CAD)

VARIETY OF INDUSTRIES

Architects and project owners appreciate our level of communication and attention to detail. Our system provides clear and organized information from the beginning of the project, all the way through to the final inspection.

Bill and Karen both use Computer Aided Design routinely in developing projects. Floor plan, plumbing, electrical, details of equipment and details of custom fabrication are included in our CAD drawings.

Hospitals, Restaurants, Schools, Correctional Facilities, Cafeterias, Culinary Schools, Retirement Centers and Food Courts are just a few examples of where we help!

MISSION

To develop designs for commercial food service facilities that provide the owner/operator(s) with a combination of quality equipment, functional space allocations and work flow within a designated budget.

To provide the architect, in a timely fashion, with a comprehensive food service plan that all but eliminates questions or concerns. To accomplish this goal through interaction and communication with the architect and the project owner/operator. The final design plan to include a written explanation of the design process, bid documents and drawings of professional quality and distinction.

Design Elements

Project Management

Strategic Planning

ABOUT

BILL MURRAY, Senior Associate Member of FCSI

Bill's experience includes twenty-seven years as a partner in a food service equipment and supply dealership.  His knowledge of drafting and computer Aided Design (AutoCAD) allowed him to serve as designer and project manager for most new projects and renovations in which the dealership was involved.  He has attended equipment shows, product seminars, and visited food

service equipment factories throughout the United States since 1971.  Bill now has more than 18 years as an independent consultant whose services have been contracted by architects and project owners for new hospitals and hospital renovations, correctional facilities, schools and colleges, culinary schools, restaurants, convenience stores, convention center, and other institutional food service facilities. Bill is an associate member of FCSI Professional Food Service Consultant Society.

CONTACT US

KAREN CORBAN, RD, MA Consultant

Karen is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree from the University of Mississippi in Foods and Nutrition and has twenty-five years of facility management experience.  She served at the North Mississippi Regional Center as Clinical Dietitian, as Director of Nutrition Services and Director of Child Nutrition at Lafayette School District and Oxford City School District.   Karen spent 21 years in food service management, involved in the complete renovation of five school food service facilities, renovation of the North Mississippi Center's facility, and the construction of a new special diets kitchen.  The Mississippi State Director of Mental Health appointed Karen to be the State Special Assistant to the Foodservice Design Consultant during the design and construction of the North Mississippi State Hospital. Years 2001 to 2011, Karen served as consultant to the National Food Service Management Institute and traveled the U.S. teaching Designing School Kitchens and Feeding the School Child with Special Needs. Karen also served as President of the School of Applied Sciences Alumni Advisory Board for the University of Mississippi in 2008. From 2005 to 2009, Karen served as an adjunct professor in the Family and Consumer Science Department of the University of Mississippi. She currently (2017) serves as a member of the Alumni Advisory Board for the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management and the Buildings, Grounds and Renovation Committee for the University of Mississippi. Additional past experience includes performing contractual work for the

Mississippi State Health Department determining the nutritional value of correctional facility

meals.

PROJECTS

Below are a few images of the projects we've worked on.

HEALTH CARE

  • Baton Rouge General Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Lifecare Hospital, San Antonio, TX
  • Baptist Trinity Hospice, Memphis, TN
  • Neshoba County Hospital, Philadelphia, MS

SCHOOLS

  • Twenty schools to date since 2004 in Desoto County School District
  • Six new school projects in Bossier Parish, LA
  • Two school projects in Harrison County, MS
  • Schools in Clinton, MS and Canton, MS

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • East Mississippi Community College, New Student Union
  • Lowndes County Schools
  • South Panola Kindergarten
  • Bossier Parish, New Benton High
  • Provident Village - Assisted Living
  • Pascagoula School Renovations
  • Nanih Waiya Attendance Center

 

ON THE GULF

  • Gulf Shores Golf Club
  • Three Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Ocean Springs High School
  • Stennis Space Center; Renovation of the NASA Cafeteria

 

OTHER PROJECTS:

 

 

Natchez Convention Center, - Catering KitchenLouisiana Department of Public Safety CafeteriaCamp Minden National Guard Facilities, Minden, LANew Detention Center, Jackson County MSDixon Correctional Institute                         Mississippi University for WomenTupelo High School, Tupelo MSOxford High School, Oxford, MSBossier Parish School for Innovative LearningApproximately 100 school projects in the last 16 years! 

 

PROVIDING COMPLETE DESIGN AND EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATION FOR ANY PROJECT WITH A FOOD SERVICE COMPONENT.

2017 | DESIGN BY JONES WEBSITES, INC.

CONTACT US

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT

Get started on the path to your ultimate vision right now. Contact us for more information on how we can create a food service environment perfect for you.

 

LOUISIANA

 

BILL MURRAY  >>   b.murray@bellsouth.net

P.O. Box 911

Vidalia, LA 71373

PHONE: 318-336-9205

Fax: 318-336-2624

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISSISSIPPI

 

KAREN CORBAN  >>   k_corban@bellsouth.net

P.O. Box 441

Oxford, MS 38655

PHONE: 662-236-6314

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALABAMA

 

3528 Pineywood Trace

Birmingham, AL 35242

PHONE: 205-202-7619