Building a new kind of health care
MASS Design Group aims to improve care delivery from Rwanda to Uganda to Haiti to back home
Michael Murphy was 26 years old, deep into final exams his first semester at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, when Dr. Paul Farmer came to campus to speak. Murphy knew of Farmer, who in 1987 co-founded Partners in Health, to serve Haiti’s neediest. He had no idea the speech he crammed into his schedule would determine the direction of his life’s work. Murphy’s lofty aim: to show how architecture fits snugly into the health care cause.