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An Update from MASS Design Group

The 2012 Designer of the Year honorees describe their increased reach, scope, and activities in the year since receiving the award

Interiors Awards 2013: Adaptive Reuse

Confidential Multimedia Entertainment Company in New York by FXFOWLE

2012 Designer of the Year

MASS Design Group is named Contract Magazine's Designer of the Year

What Is Next for Sustainable Design?

In addition to engaging traditional  measures such as energy efficiency, daylighting, and use of healthy materials, sustainability will include a holistic and experientially based design approach

Designer Perspectives: A Q&A with Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks

The 2012 Designers of the Year Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks founded MASS Design Group to engage in deeply meaningful projects with organizations and partners also committed to the same ideals.

Herman Miller and MASS Design Group Form Partnership

As part of the manufacturer's Better World initiative, Herman Miller will be a sponsor for MASS's fellowship program

Stage I Winners for the National Mall Design Competition Announced

The Trust for the National Mall launched this two-part competition in an effort to revitalize and repair the National Mall for future generations

Architecture for Humanity Launches Competition to Repurpose Military Sites

Hosted biennially, the competition challenges architects and designers to partner with communities in re-envisioning abandoned, closed, and decommissioned military sites into civic spaces

The Power of Design: Butaro Hospital, Burera District, Rwanda, by MASS Design Group

In rural Rwanda, the Butaro Hospital by MASS Design Group redefines the region's healthcare delivery paradigm

Inspiring Design: 2011 Inspiration Awards Winners

Contract magazine's 2011 Inspiration Awards winners, announced at a gala ceremony at WGBH public broadcasting headquarters in Boston on April 6, set an example in socially responsible design

2011 Inspirations Awards: Final Deadline February 16

Third annual awards program will recognize social responsibility projects among A&D community with top $5,000 prize donation

The Social Aspect of Social Responsibility

Social responsibility should be celebrated, critiqued, and the centerpiece of all design practices.

Informing the Masses

True to its mission, the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association commissions a new headquarters building that sets a positive example for urban development

Inspirations Awards 2010 Winner Profiles

Five projects are recognized for their innovation and inspiration to socially responsible commercial design by Contract magazine.

Contract Honors Inspirations Award Winners with $5,000 Grants

The 2010 award recognizes socially responsible commercial design at SPUR-hosted event.

Green Design: Not Just for Specifiers

A manufacturing CEO gains insights by earning his LEED accreditation

Video Highlights: 2010 Interiors Awards Winning Projects

A visual montage of our 2010 winning projects

The 31st Annual Interiors Awards

In our 50th year of publication, Contract proudly presents the winners of the 31st Annual Interiors Awards Competition.

Legend Award Winner 2010: Arthur Gensler

Art Gensler, collaborator in chief, is a constellation's shining star.

Convention Centers That Don't Make an Impact

Environmental stewardship is giving some convention centers a competitive advantage.

Arzu Studio Hope Weaves Common Threads:

ARZU STUDIO HOPE believes in a holistic approach to sustainable alleviation of poverty through women's economic empowerment, access to education, healthcare, clean water, and community development.

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