Designing Freedom to Breathe


Buildings affect our health directly and our ability to breathe clean, uncontaminated air.

Michael Murphy President of Michael P. Murphy Studio

Designing Freedom to Breathe


The spaces in which societies undertake to care for their citizens — ranging from health facilities and schools to prisons — have across time shaped fundamental architectural ideas. What do the spaces we build say about our priorities, including our commitment to equal access? What resources are needed to provide dignity and parity around key resources, including the most elemental: the air we breathe? Architect Michael Murphy of MASS Design Group will discuss his approach across a body of work that embraces sustainable materials and practices, memorials, and community engagement.

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