A Rwandan hospital designed to reduce the transmission of airborne disease; a school and library for orphaned Rwandan children; and an urban strategy for Port-au-Prince, Haiti; are just a few of the good works achieved by MASS Design Group, recently named Contract magazines’ 2012 Designer of the Year.
Only a few years old, MASS was founded on the belief of first-rate healthcare facilities for the third world. Utilizing a process of research and development focused on communities, MASS engages, empowers, and educates local workers in the construction of their projects. Breaking the cycle of poverty, they improve more than just health. The 140-room Butaro hospital in the Rwandan countryside is testament to this approach.
A partnership based on shared philosophy, Herman Miller supports MASS’s work in Rwanda and Haiti, and is a sponsor of the MASS Design Group fellowship program. Together we hope to build a better world around you.