MASS Design Group began in 2008 as an idea for a different way of practice by a group of students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Initially formed by Ryan Leidner, Alda Ly, Michael Murphy, Alan Ricks, David Saladik and Marika Shioiri-Clark, it grew to include many colleagues and contributors who worked together to design and build the Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda, a project of Partners In Health and the Rwandan Ministry of Health.
Kelly Doran joined MASS in 2014 to lead the Kigali Office. As an architect, urban designer, and educator Kelly brings his extensive experience working across Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa to the team in Rwanda. As MASS’s East Africa Programs Director, he oversees the design and implementation of MASS’s projects across the region. In the past year he has managed the Rwanda Ministry of Health’s Typical Hospital Plans, the award-winning Munini District Hospital, the new Head Quarters for One Acre Fund, and a masterplan for the African Rural University.
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Make Design Matter is a series of free monthly inspirational talks for humanitarians.
Article 25, in partnership with the BRE Trust and Hoare Lea, are bringing together outstanding design professionals who work to support the most vulnerable in society across the developing world. These inspiring monthly panel discussions consider the pursuit of progressive, sustainable architecture which focus on the communities they serve.
Meet the architects and designers at the forefront of creative and positive change in building design for international development.
Our December talk will be delivered by Kelly Doran, Director at MASS Design Group. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with invited guests.