MASS Design Group is a Spring Teaching Firm, led by co-founders CEO Michael Murphy, COO Alan Ricks, and Director David Saladik. MASS Design Group began in 2008 during the design of the Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda, a project of Partners in Health and the Rwandan Ministry of Health. Since then, MASS has expanded to work on three continents with projects spanning the design of buildings, research, policy, education and strategic planning. Their work seeks to provide infrastructure, buildings, and the human and physical systems necessary for growth, dignity, and well-being.
MASS has been awarded the Curry Stone Design Prize, Zomtobel Prize, Architecture League Emerging Voices Award, Healthcare Design Changemaker Award, Contract Magazine “Designer of the Year”, and received the World Architecture News Burro Happold Award, among others. MASS has been a finalist for the TED Prize and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and semi-finalist for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge.