Michael Murphy, Int FRIBA, is a Founding Principal and Executive Director of MASS Design Group, a collective of architecture and design advocates dedicated to the construction of dignity. His 2016 TED talk has reached over 1.7 million views, and he was awarded the Al Filipov Medal for Peace and Justice in 2017.
Murphy is the Thomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design at Georgia Institute of Technology and Baumer Visiting Professor at The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School. Most recently, MASS was featured on CBS’ 60 Minutes and recognized as the winner of the AIA 2022 Architecture Firm of the Year, AIA 2021 Collaborative Achievement Award, Wall Street Journal’s 2020 Architecture Innovator, the National Arts and Letters Award for 2017, and the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Michael co-authored with Jeffrey Mansfield the newly released, The Architecture of Health: Hospital Design and the Construction of Dignity published by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The book complements an exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt, “Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics,” open until Feb. 20, 2023.