Emerging Voices 2013: Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks, MASS Design Group



Recorded March 14, 2013

In their Emerging Voices lecture, Murphy and Ricks discuss recent work, including 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.

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.

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices Award spotlights North American individuals and firms with distinct design “voices” that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. The work of each Emerging Voice represents the best of its kind, and addresses larger issues within architecture, landscape, and the built environment.

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