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MASS Design’s Story Inspires Local Children

This month, a fifth grade class visited Shaw Contract Group’s Plant 94 to learn about future career opportunities. In addition to Shaw Contract Group designers, they got the chance to hear MASS Design Group‘s Michael Murphy tell his story. Hearing from Shaw Contract Group designers and Michael helped to expose the students to several future career options while challenging them to make a difference in the world.

Michael Murphy presents to kids

Even the youngest of minds can help make change, as evident in the letters each of the children wrote Michael to thank him for is time.

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Shaw Contract Group and Michael Murphy Discuss Design with Local 5th Graders

A group of 5th graders from Westwood Elementary School in Dalton, GA recently visited Shaw Contract Group’s product designers at Plant 94 in Cartersville, GA. As part of a class career project, each student is researching future career options, the education required, growth opportunities and more. While at 94, students learned about how carpet is designed and made. Additionally, students were able to meet Michael Murphy of MASS Design. MASS is an innovative firm that is using architecture to improve health, economic, and social outcomes in the U.S. and third-world countries like Haiti and Rwanda. Shaw Contract Group is a supporter of development of MASS’s research and training programs that drive its architecture and policy projects in the field.

Hearing from Shaw Contract Group designers and Michael helped to expose the students to several future career options while challenging them to make a difference in the world.

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Michael Murphy Discusses His Favorite Reads at NeoCon 2013

Michael Murphy, Co-Founder and Executive Director of MASS Design Group, engaged in a conversation with NeoCon attendees during a luncheon hosted by Shaw Contract Group. He spoke about improving social equity and health outcomes through design innovations. Michael has a B.A. in English and a Masters in Architecture, so we thought it would be fitting to ask what reading material he suggests for all designers working in the healthcare industry. Watch the video to find out about his recommendations.

To add his recommendations to you summer reading list, click on the links below:

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MASS Design Discusses ‘The Commodification of Architecture’ in Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Stanford Social Innovation Review is an an award-winning publication covering best strategies for nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible businesses. In a recent op-ed, Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks of MASS Design Lab (MDLab) discuss the true cost of not investing in a better-designed built environment. Shaw Contract Group is partnering with MDLab to support an global innovation research lab that will unite design an public health for the improved well being of the world. Read the article HERE.

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MASS Design named Center for Health Design’s 2013 Changemaker Award Winner

Congratulations to MASS Design Group who been named by the Center of Health Design as the winner of the 2013 Changemaker Award! Michael Murphy, co-founder of MASS Design Group, will officially accept the Changemaker Award at the 2013 Healthcare Design Conference, in Orlando, FL.

Shaw Contract Group is proud to be affiliated with MASS Design Group through the MASS Design Lab – a global innovation laboratory that will cultivate innovation, research, and development by addressing the crisis of the build environment.

Read more about the announcement HERE.

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