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MASS Design Goes Beyond the Building

‘Beyond the Building’ speaks to the core values we have held since MASS began five years ago. Their 2014 theme articulates the end goal of their projects: that they work within communities to improve lives through architecture. They do that through architecture’s processes, but in our own way: local partners and materials, sustained economic impact, and better health through design.

MASS Design has seen that architecture is much more than buildings. Join them this year as we think #beyondthebuilding. Learn more at MASSDesignGroup.org.

Beyond The Building from MASS Design Group on Vimeo.

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John Stephens on Shaw Contract Group’s Message at Greenbuild

During Greenbuild, John Stephens, VP of Marketing for Shaw Contract Group, discussed our Greenbuild message with Floor Daily. Listen to the interview below to hear John talk about Shaw Contract Group’s Cradle to Cradle focus and environmental leadership, raising funds for our supported organizations and global expansion.

“Everything we focus on sustainability is centered around Cradle to Cradle. At Shaw Contract Group all of our products are Cradle to Cradle certified. We’re also talking about good energy. Good energy as it relates to embodied energy and our materials  as we continue to work with Cradle to Cradle and use less energy to make, reclaim and remake materials, but also good energy around things like social responsibility.”

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Visit Shaw Contract Group at Greenbuild

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco, CA. As the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, Greenbuild features three days of inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of San Francisco’s green buildings.

Visit Shaw Contract at our booth – 1601S – to learn more about our sustainable innovations and environmental leadership. Additionally, every visitor to our booth will have an opportunity to select an organization to which Shaw Contract Group will donate $1 on their behalf. The organizations benefiting are DIFFA, Public Architecture’s 1% program or MASS Design.

The theme of our booth is: Design is Good Energy. Every moment of every day we have a choice. We chose to be positive. To be mindful of people and the planet. To be design leaders and groundbreakers. And you know what that creates? Good energy. So let’s share share this message with the world. Create your own good energy board on Pinterest. If we repin your post, we’ll send you a token of good energy. Be sure to use #designisgoodenergy on ALL of your pins, so we know how to find you! Visit our Design is Good Energy board.

Visit our website to learn more about how our designs create good energy and stop by our booth, 1601S, on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Fight the Good Fight at Greenbuild with Shaw Contract Group

From charitable donations to DIFFA and other non-profit organizations around the globe, to funding for Public Architecture’s 1% program and MASS Design, Shaw Contract Group is socially responsible by design.

Every visitor to our booth (1601S) at Greenbuild will have an opportunity to select an organization to which Shaw Contract Group will donate $1 on their behalf. The organizations benefiting are DIFFA, Public Architecture’s 1% program or MASS Design.

Shaw Contract Group has recently partnered with MASS Design Group on the MASS Design Lab, a global innovation laboratory, uniting design and public health. Additionally, Shaw Contract Group donates 1% of all sales of out Homage collection to Public Architecture’s 1% program.

Fight the good fight and give back to organizations that do good by design.


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“Buildings That Heal” Exhibit Celebrates MASS Design

MASS Design has brought their message of change from the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting to Drury University in Illinois. “Buildings That Heal” is an exhibit currently on display at Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture (HSA) The exhibit presents the work of the award-winning nonprofit MASS Design Group, a Boston-based company that endeavors to create buildings that address a particular community’s issues. Models of some of the firm’s projects, as well as interpretative graphics, allow viewers to circulate through the exhibit, studying the pieces both in visual terms and in terms of what the architecture itself accomplishes.

“This new architecture of social engagement represents a new way to understand the profession with a bigger purpose in mind than what is normally the case in a typical for-profit firm,” said Maurizio Sabini, HSA’s director. “Through their innovative designs, these architects (have) made a big difference in the lives of many, rather than addressing the needs of the few.” 

“Our students are really interested in the idea that they can practice architecture in a meaningful way,” said said Robert Weddle, HSA professor.

“Buildings that Heal” is part of a yearlong theme of social engagement in architecture. The exhibit continues through Nov. 16 at the Hammons School of Architecture. For more infomation, visit www.drury.edu.

Photo: Springfield News-Leader

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