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Hideo Sasaki DVC Lecture

towards an architecture (of impact)

  • 04/10/2012

  • 6 PM  - 9 PM

  • Cascieri Hall
    320 Newbury Street
    Boston, MA


MASS creates well-built environments using appropriate design, local investment, and innovation to break the cycle of poverty. MASS collaborates with governments, NGOs, private sector firms, and health care experts to advocate for the most underserved and provide scalable models of community-based development and training.

MASS has shown that innovation, driven by interdisciplinary research and immersion in the field, can deliver well-built environments that are efficient, effective, and empowering. By addressing immediate infrastructural needs and simultaneously building systems to address the social determinants of failure, our work constructs agency, serves as an engine for economic growth, and assures long-term sustainability. MASS works to build capacity at all levels-from training unskilled laborers to assisting government ministries in writing policies that establish more holistic and appropriate project outcomes.