Opening Panelists

2013 ACSA Administrators Conference November 14-16, 2013 | Providence, RI
Host School: Rhode Island School of Design
Co-chairs: William Morrish, Parsons The New School for Design; Pradeep Sharma, Rhode Island School of Design


Mario Carpo - Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History, Yale School of Architecture; Associate Professor, École d'Architecture de Paris-La Villette (currently on leave). After studying architecture and history in Italy, Mr. Carpo was an Assistant Professor at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, and has been a tenured Associate Professor in France since 1993.

Mr. Carpo's research and publications focus on the relationship among architectural theory, cultural history, and the history of media and information technology.  His award-winning Architecture in the Age of Printing (MIT Press, 2001) has been translated into several languages. His most recent books are The Alphabet and the Algorithm (MIT Press, 2011); and The Digital Turn in Architecture, 1992-2012 (Wiley, 2012).  Mr. Carpo's recent essays and articles have been published in Log, The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Grey Room, L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui, Arquitectura Viva, AD/Architectural Design, Perspecta, Harvard Design Magazine, Cornell Journal of Architecture, Abitare, Lotus International, Domus, and Arch+.


Michael Murphy serves as the Chief Executive Officer of MASS Design Group, a nonprofit architecture firm based in Boston, MA. In 2008 while still in architecture school, Murphy along with Alan Ricks founded MASS to bring exemplary design services to communities otherwise excluded from its benefits, innovating new processes to thwart negative health outcomes. Today in his role as CEO, he provides architectural leadership in designing standout buildings, as well as cultivates partnerships and processes that foster these projects.

MASS’s work has gained traction and accolades, including articles in major news sources and academic publications. As a practice, MASS has won the 2012 Designer of the Year by Contract Magazine, the Curry Stone Design Prize for 2012, and was chosen as one of the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices for 2013. MASS’s second project, the Umubano School, was recently shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.



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