MASS Design Group has come a long way since they formed their studio as students at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, opening an office in Haiti in 2011 and receiving acclaim for their numerous projects in the world of social impact design.

Five years on, they “have seen that exceptional buildings and infrastructure can actually address the health, economic, and social challenges the world faces today. But architecture is more than just a building.”

To tell this story, MASS is creating a year-long series of short films titled Beyond the Building, the sixth of which has just been released (above). Featuring a diarrheal disease treatment center in Haiti and a district hospital in Rwanda, co-founder Alan Ricks describes, “MASS has seen that around the world there is an opportunity for architecture to actually help improve the health outcomes of communities.”

Watch the remaining videos below or at the Beyond the Building series to learn more.

Kankwanzi [Beyond the Building] from MASS Design Group on Vimeo.

Ilima: Beyond Sustainability from MASS Design Group on Vimeo.

Architecture and Peace [Beyond the Building] from MASS Design Group on Vimeo.

Building Better Builders from MASS Design Group on Vimeo.

Beyond the Building: Design That Heals from MASS Design Group on Vimeo.

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