GHESKIO Cholera Treatment Center, designed by architect Alan Ricks. Photo: Iwan Baan
The next Dallas Architecture Forum event will feature an evening with Alan Ricks, an architect and urban strategist whose work focuses on design innovation and health infrastructure development, using design to advance a more equitable world.
Ricks is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of MASS Design Group in Boston, an impact-driven architecture and design firm focused on community design for underserved populations around the world. The firm began with the design and construction of the critically acclaimed Butaro Hospital in Rwanda and has since expanded to twelve countries on three continents.
Ricks will speak Thursday, Dec. 10, at Magnolia Theatre in West Village. There is a reception at 6:15 p.m., followed by his lecture at 7 p.m.
The projects of MASS Design Group span research, policy, education, and strategic planning that provide infrastructure, buildings, and the human and physical systems necessary for growth, dignity, and well-being. Their bottom line is designing and constructing better buildings,
and empowering the people who build them and using good design to save and improve lives around the world.
“I believe architecture improves our lives and we can design the process to create social value,” Ricks said. “We can demand that our built environment makes a radically positive impact in society.”