Authentic to their design sensibilities and international reputation, Stern and his team at RAMSA have created an elegant, classically inspired structure. Harmonious proportions and a careful consideration of geometry with both traditional and Beaux-Arts elements will be featured. The use of brick with limestone appointments is planned for the facade. Detailed design work on both the exterior and interior spaces has continued.

Overall, the building is three stories in addition to a spacious and airy lower level. In both scale and detail, the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art is intended to work in visual accord with the surrounding structures as well as serve as a noble gateway to campus. Of special note is the positioning of the building along North Eddy Street. The front facade has been designed with a generous drop-off area for guests, including ample spacing to accommodate school and tour buses. Parking will be available close at hand in the University lot just behind the Walsh Hall of Architecture, with additional parking just minutes to the south throughout Eddy Street Commons.