EMERGING VOICE 2013
MASS Design Group
Sierra Bainbridge, Michael Murphy, Alan Ricks, and David Saladik of MASS Design Group argue that “Design is never neutral. It either helps or it hurts.” Casting its efforts across global socio-economic spectra, the office investigates the social determinants of poverty and illness and through design proposes holistic and inclusive solutions, as in the projects for the Butaro Hospital in Butaro, Rwanda; the Health Infrastructure Policy for the Liberia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare drafted in collaboration with the Clinton Health Access Initiative; and the Cholera Treatment Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. MASS Design Group maintains offices in Boston and Kigali, Rwanda.
Michael Murphy is a founding partner and executive director of MASS. He received a M.Arch from Harvard University and currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts Design for Social Innovation. Alan Ricks is a founding partner and chief operating officer of the office, receiving a M.Arch from Harvard University. Sierra Bainbridge is a senior director at MASS. She received her M.L.A. and M.Arch from the University of Pennsylvania. David Saladik serves as a director at MASS and received his M.Arch from Harvard. MASS’s work appears in a wide range of publications and most recently received the 2012 Curry Stone Design Prize.
Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks will be presenting their work on Thursday, March 14th, as part of the Emerging Voices 2013 lecture series.