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Michael Murphy

President, Michael P. Murphy Studio

Michael Murphy is an architect, artist, educator, and writer, and president of Michael P. Murphy Studio, which focuses on spatial change and transformation in the public realm. Murphy partnered with artist Hank Willis Thomas on The Embrace on the Boston Common and led the design of the 1965 Freedom March Plaza as executive director and founder of MASS Design Group, which he led until December 2022. At MASS Design Group he was lead designer of such projects as the Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda, the National Memorial For Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL, and the National Gun Violence Memorial in Washington. His book, The Architecture of Health, traces the history of medical design and its attempt to align architecture with health outcomes. Murphy is the Thomas Ventulett Chair of Architecture at Georgia Tech.

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