Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy is the executive director of MASS Design Group, an architecture firm that leverages buildings, as well as the design and construction process, to become engines for health, economic growth and long-term sustainability.

MASS’s work has been recognized globally, most recently at the UN Solutions Summit, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and as winners of the 2015 Design Biennial Boston. They are the recipients of the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices Award and the Zumbtobel award for sustainable architecture. Since founding the firm in 2010 Michael has overseen the expansion of MASS into ten countries. He sits on the boards of the Clinton Global Initiative Advisory Committee, the Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Board, the Center for Healthcare Design and is an Expert in Residence of the Harvard Innovation Lab.

Michael also teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Design from where he holds a Master in Architecture. He is from Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6850‑1 Fall 2017
Urban Design Studio 2
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Lee Altman, David Smiley, Michael Murphy M.S.AUD Only, Urban Design Studio
600 Studio
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM; F 4 PM - 6 PM
Full Semester
9 Points
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