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Good design provides platforms to strengthen relationships and build resiliency in our communities.

T.J. Burghart

Kigali, Rwanda

T.J. joined MASS in the Kigali office in 2016 as a Global Health Corps Fellow. During his time at MASS, he has supported design development through construction administration of the new MASS Kigali renovation, MASS Fabrication Lab, and One Acre Fund’s Headquarters in rural Kenya. Most recently, T.J. collaborated on One Acre Fund’s Headquarters expansion and is currently supporting design and material studies for an agricultural university in Rwanda. Prior to MASS, T.J. completed his Bachelor of Architecture at Philadelphia University where he developed an interest in intersecting design, fabrication, and community impact. His passion for this intersection led him to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, where he served as a construction crew leader, building and renovating affordable homes in partnership with future homeowners.

T.J. is a member of the MASS.Build Team, helping MASS invest in local construction capacity in Rwanda and assist our partners in delivering projects that maximize value throughout the supply chain. Read more about MASS.Build.