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Architecture that Heals: Michael Murphy, Executive Director of MASS Design Group

  • Woodruff Arts Center 1280 Peachtree Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30309 United States (map)
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In partnership with the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech, MODA is excited to host a lecture titled "Architecture that Heals," presented by Michael Murphy, Co-Founder and CEO of MASS Design Group.

Architecture is not neutral; it either hurts or heals. Architecture has the power to project its values far beyond the building’s walls and into the lives of communities and people. Co-founder and CEO of MASS Design Group, Michael Murphy, has leveraged this power of architecture in a holistic approach that produces community-centric buildings that are both beautiful and promote health, justice, and human dignity. Michael will showcase projects that utilize the MASS practice model: immersive study of each location for deep understanding of the challenges and advantages, design of buildings that will improve the well-being of patients and communities, low-impact and environmentally conscious construction that enriches the community, and evaluation of each design’s impact in improving lives.

Architects receive AIA Continuing Education Credit for attending this lecture.

Tickets are $15 Adults / $10 MODA Members / $8 Students

This lecture will take place at the Rich Theater, located directly across the street from MODA on the Woodruff Arts Center campus.

We are grateful to Interface for their support of this and other events and exhibitions at MODA.

About Michael Murphy:

 Michael Murphy is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of MASS Design Group, an architecture and design collaborative that leverages buildings, as well as the design and construction process, to become catalysts for economic growth, social change, and justice. 

MASS’s work has been recognized globally, and published widely. Most recently, MASS has been recognized as recipients of the 2018-19 J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize, the 2018 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, and the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture. Their projects have appeared in over 300 publications, including Architectural Record, the New Yorker, CNN, and The New York Times. Michael’s 2016 TED talk has reached over a million views and he teaches at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. 

Michael is from Poughkeepsie, NY and holds a Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.