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Can buildings heal and promote justice in our divided communities? How can we use design tools to create a healthier community and a more just world? MASS Design Group’s Co-founder and Executive Director Michael Murphy will showcase projects that inquire whether we are missing under-leveraged resources for promoting health, justice, and human dignity. With over 20 projects built or under construction around the globe, MASS has worked to pioneer a practice model that attempts to reinsert architectural agency upstream and for the public benefit.

Michael Murphy, Co-Founder and Executive Director, MASS Design Group; Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University GSAPP

Michael Murphy is the Executive Director of MASS Design Group, which he co-founded in 2008. Michael leads design and research programs at MASS and has overseen its expansion into ten countries on three continents. MASS’s work has been recognized globally with awards such as the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture, the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices Award, the Curry Stone Design Prize and as finalists for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. MASS has also been published widely, with recent projects featured in Architectural Record, CNN and the New York Times. Michael’s 2016 TED talk has reached over a million views and he gives lectures frequently to audiences around the globe. Michael holds a Master in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. 

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AIA New York
Michael Murphy speaks at TED2016 - Dream, February 15-19, 2016, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED.
Wednesday, 4/04
6pm to 8pm
Center for Architecture
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