Michael Murphy. Design that Heals
Michael Murphy. Design that Heals

Michael Murphy, co-founder and executive director of MASS Design Group


The Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum is pleased to present this year's award to

Michael Murphy, the co-founder and executive director of the non-profit

MASS Design Group (MASS), whose mission is to research, build, and advocate

for architecture that promotes justice and human dignity. MASS collaborates

with communities to design buildings that serve and improve people's lives in

measurable ways.

Working with a coalition of partners and clients, including Partners in Health,

Equal Justice Initiative, and Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program,

MASS has completed projects in a dozen countries in Africa and theAmericas.

With each project MASS asks how a building might address a community need,

support a larger mission, and create positive change. Can design amplify rural health

care? Can a housing model create affordability? Can a memorial heal our past?

MASS was recently honored with the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for

Architecture Design, recognizing its core belief that great architecture is not a luxury

but a right, and that the search for beauty in our world is a commitment to the search

for human dignity. "Justice Is Beauty."

To learn more about the MASS Design Group, visit their website here: www.massdesigngroup.org


The presenting of the seventh annual Al Filipov Peace & Justice Award to Mr. Murphy

will be followed by a presentation and discussion.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Trinitarian Congregational Church

54 Walden Street

Concord, Massachusetts


Doors will open at 6:15 pm.

The event is free and open to all.

Donations will be accepted.

The facility is handicapped accessible.

Directions and Parking

Trinitarian Congregational Church is located at the intersection of Walden and Hubbard Streets in Concord center.

Parking is available on-street and in the municipal lot located off Walden Street, a half block away from the church, accessed via a one-way entrance near the intersection with Main Street.

The church has two handicapped accessible entrances, one on Hubbard Street and one beside the church parking lot to the left of the sanctuary.

If you have special requirements for parking, we invite you to contact us via email at info@alfilipov.org