Michael Murphy is the executive director of MASS Design Group, which he co-founded with Alan Ricks in 2010. Since leading the design and construction of the critically acclaimed Butaro Hospital in Rwanda, Michael has become a thought leader in architecture and healthcare design. He regularly speaks to a variety of audiences on how architecture can improve people’s lives and sits on the boards of the Clinton Global Initiative Advisory Committee and the Center for Healthcare Design, among others.
An architect by training, Michael was recently listed in the Atlantic Monthly as one of the “Greatest Innovators of Today.” Under his and Alan’s leadership, MASS has received or been named a finalist for a variety of prizes, including the Curry Stone Design Prize and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
Michael also works to spread MASS’s design philosophy through a variety of mediums. He is a Rainer Arnhold Fellow with the Mulago Foundation, a member of the Social Venture Network, and along with Alan is published in the Huffington Post, Journal of Architecture, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Michael is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.