Fast Company‘s Co.Exist continued its stellar coverage of “The 11 Most Generous Designers,” profiled here previously, and co-curated by Rachel Chong of Catchafire and Ric Grefé of AIGA. The second of eleven–“Two Architects Reinvent The Hospital To Prevent Infections“–published Friday, profiles Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks, two of the principal co-founders of MASS Design Group.
We don’t know if we would call what we are doing giving back, but rather applying our services where they are needed most. Ethically, we have a deep belief in justice–both socially and economically–and equity, however, that often becomes skewed by the lopsided application of technical knowledge. Architecture is mostly in the service of those who can pay for it, which inherently means it’s not always aligned with the public’s needs. Our position is that if we operate under a different model, the service of architecture can better align with the public interest.