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MASS Design Group Named Designer of the Year
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 |

The young and energetic collaborative MASS Design Group has just recently been named Contract magazines’ 2012 Designer of the Year. The founding partners of MASS Design Group—MASS is an acronym for Model of Architecture Serving Society—had been students in the Harvard Graduate School 
of Design (GSD) just a few years ago. Contract praised MASS' philosophy, "designing for dignity, to improve people’s lives through design, and to be a primary example for how designers can rethink their role in a world of increasingly global impact."

See below for a small selection of MASS Design Group's projects in Rwanda, Haiti, and New York, some completed, others currently under construction or finalist competition entries.

For an in-depth Showcase feature of their most prominent project yet, the 140-room Butaro hospital in the Rwandan countryside, head over to Bustler's sister site Archinect.

Butaro Hospital, completed in 2011 in Ruhengeri, Rwanda (Photo: MASS Design Group)

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Butaro Hospital, completed in 2011 in Ruhengeri, Rwanda (Photo: MASS Design Group)

Butaro Hospital, completed in 2011 in Ruhengeri, Rwanda (Photo: Iwan Baan)

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Butaro Hospital, completed in 2011 in Ruhengeri, Rwanda (Photo: Iwan Baan)

Butaro Hospital, completed in 2011 in Ruhengeri, Rwanda (Photo: MASS Design Group)

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Butaro Hospital, completed in 2011 in Ruhengeri, Rwanda (Photo: MASS Design Group)

MoMA PS1 2011 Young Architects Program Submission – “Bottle Service” (Photo: MASS Design Group)

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MoMA PS1 2011 Young Architects Program Submission – “Bottle Service” (Photo: MASS Design Group)

GHESKIO Tuberculosis Hospital, currently under construction in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Photo: MASS Design Group)

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GHESKIO Tuberculosis Hospital, currently under construction in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Photo: MASS Design Group)

Girubuntu Primary School, currently under construction in Kigali, Rwanda (Photo: MASS Design Group)

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Girubuntu Primary School, currently under construction in Kigali, Rwanda (Photo: MASS Design Group)

Girubuntu Primary School, currently under construction in Kigali, Rwanda (Photo: MASS Design Group)

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Girubuntu Primary School, currently under construction in Kigali, Rwanda (Photo: MASS Design Group)


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