MASS Design Group (MASS stands for Model of Architecture Serving Society) is a nonprofit architecture firm whose mission is to advance social justice through participatory design, recognizing that physical infrastructure plays a fundamental role in creating systemic changes in culture and economy. Designers work closely with communities to create buildings that uphold environmental stewardship, social justice, and community-defined values in a local context. MASS has designed and built health care centers, schools, and public spaces all over the world. One recent initiative is the Hudson Valley Design Lab in Poughkeepsie, New York, a community design and innovation hub that is bringing residents together to envision new opportunities for the area, including the creation of a food hall to link Hudson Valley farmers with the city. Visit the MASS Design Group website for more information on their philosophy and projects.
Category: Built Environment