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Michael Murphy

Chief Executive Officer
MASS Design Group

Michael Murphy serves as the Chief Executive Officer of MASS Design Group, a nonprofit architecture firm based in Boston, MA. In 2008 while still in architecture school, Murphy along with Alan Ricks founded MASS to bring exemplary design services to communities otherwise excluded from its benefits, innovating new processes to thwart negative health outcomes. Today in his role as CEO, he provides architectural leadership in designing standout buildings, as well as cultivates partnerships and processes that foster these projects.

Michael has taught courses on design for infection control at Harvard University’s School of Public Health, has served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Clark University, and serves on the advisory board for the Master of Professional Studies for the New York School of Interior Design, the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Advisory Board, as well as for the TED Prize 2013. He holds a BA in English Literature from University of Chicago and a Masters in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.