Ruhehe Primary School by MASS Design Group | 2019-02-15 | Architectural Record
“There is no system in place to subsidize architectural projects with impact in rural economies,” says Michael Murphy, a cofounder and principal of the nonprofit MASS Design Group.
The idea that thoughtful, integrated architecture is too laborious and expensive to provide to other small nonprofits motivated the Boston-based MASS to prove otherwise; it started a kind of educational and apprenticeship arm in Africa, where much of the firm’s work is located. The African Design Centre (ADC) opened in September 2016. Headquartered in Kigali, Rwanda, and led by Christian Benimana and Sarah Mohland, the center selects fellows and treats architectural projects as curriculum. The fellows approach projects as theses, researching systemic social, economic, and environmental challenges before they design and build.
Source: Ruhehe Primary School by MASS Design Group | 2019-02-15 | Architectural Record