Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Power Of Spaces
Architect Michael Murphy believes that buildings can offer far more than shelter. Considering factors both material and human, he explains how thoughtful design can make us healthier and happier.
About Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy is the founding principal and executive director of MASS Design Group, an architecture and design collective geared toward improving social equity and health outcomes through design innovation.
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a recent MASS project which Murphy helped design, has been called, "the single greatest work of American architecture in the 21st century."
Michael Murphy has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Michigan, and Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. He holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago.
This segment of TED Radio Hour was produced by Maria Paz Gutiérrez and edited by Sanaz Meshkinpour. You can follow us on Twitter @TEDRadioHour and email us at TEDRadio@npr.org.