Alan Ricks
Co-founder, MASS Design Group

Murphy and Ricks co-founded MASS Design Group, a nonprofit architecture firm based in Boston, MA and Kigali, Rwanda. Besides Haiti, MASS is currently working in Rwanda, Liberia, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, among others. MASS seeks to improve health and foster dignity through architecture in the communities where they operate, and works integrally with those communities to leverage local materials and labor. For further information on MASS, please visit