Lecture Series :: MASS Design Group

Photo Courtesy of MASS Design

Hideo Sasaki Distinguished Visiting Critics:

Michael Murphy, Alan Ricks + Sierra Bainbridge
MASS Design Group
Lecture :: Towards an Architecture (of Impact)
Tuesday April 10, 2012 at 6 pm
Cascieri Hall, 320 Newbury St, 2nd Floor

Each spring the BAC invites the Hideo Sasaki Distinguished Visiting Critics to exhibit work, lecture and conduct an advanced studio for those seeking to study with highly accomplished practitioners who foster the concepts of collaboration and integration.

This year the BAC presents the MASS Design Group, a not-for-profit firm, that creates well-built environments using appropriate design, local investment, and innovation to break the cycle of poverty. MASS collaborates with governments, NGOs, private sector firms, and health care experts to advocate for the most underserved and provide scalable models of community-based development and training.

Can buildings heal? Can they directly impact people’s political or economic potential? We have seen buildings that have caused public health crises, clinics whose poor designs have helped to incubate disease, and facilities that have expedited the decay of communities. If we have seen buildings that destroy, we also have seen the opposite ‒ that buildings can actually heal.

Free and open to the public. Gallery talk and reception to follow lecture. For more information, click