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Lecture: Michael Graves, Patients First! Michael Graves' Case for Humanistic Solutions in Healthcare Design

  • Thursday, January 23, 2014
  • 5:10 PM
  • Michigan Theater (603 E Liberty St)
Michael Graves, FAIA, has been at the forefront of architecture and design since he founded his practice in 1964. Michael Graves & Associates (MGA) provides architecture, interior design and master planning services and has designed over 400 buildings ranging from large-scale master plans and corporate headquarters to sports and healthcare facilities and museums and public libraries. MGA’s work has directly influenced the transformation of urban architecture from abstract modernism toward more contextual responses. Critic Paul Goldberger, writing in The New York Times, called Graves, “truly the most original voice in American architecture.”

His product design practice, Michael Graves Design Group (MGDG), has designed over 2,000 consumer products for home, office and personal use. Strategic partnerships have included JCPenney, Target Stores, and manufacturers such as Alessi, Stryker Medical, Steuben, Lenox/Dansk, Disney, Baldinger Architectural Lighting, David Edward Furniture, Delta Faucet, and Progress Lighting among others.

Graves and his firms have received over 200 awards for design excellence. Graves received the 1999 National Medal of Arts from President Bill Clinton and in 2001, the American Institute of Architects awarded Michael Graves its Gold Medal, the highest award bestowed upon an individual architect. He has received 14 honorary doctorates and is the Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture, Emeritus at Princeton University.
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