Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Boston, MA, US



Michael co-founded MASS in 2007 to better address the need for a holistic design approach in developing economies. Through partnership with Partners In Health, Michael led the design on Butaro Hospital in Rwanda, assisting with breakthrough architectural solutions to mitigate and reduce the transmission of airborne diseases like Tuberculosis. Michael has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the first Hart Howerton design fellowship, the Design Futures Council Emerging Leaders Scholarship and a year long research fellowship from the Harvard Initiative on Global Health to better understand how to optimize airflow to reduce airborne disease transmission.



MASS Design Group, Executive Director

Sep 2007 - current


Harvard University, MArch, Masters Of Architecture

Sep 2007 - May 2011

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