Michael Graves Biography

Michael Graves
Michael Graves (born July 9, 1934) is an American architect. Identified as one of The New York Five, Graves has become a household name with his designs for domestic products sold at Target stores in the United States.

Graves was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Broad Ripple High School, receiving his diploma in 1950. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati where he also became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, and a master's degree from Harvard University.

Humana Building  in Louisville, Kentucky
An architect in public practice in Princeton, New Jersey, since 1964, Graves is also the Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture, Emeritus at Princeton University. He directs the firm Michael Graves & Associates, which has offices in Princeton and in New York City. In addition to his popular line of household items, Graves and his firm have earned acclaim for a wide variety of commercial and residential buildings and interior design. Graves was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1979. In 1999 Graves was awarded the National Medal of Arts, in 2001 the Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects, and in 2010 the Topaz Medal from the American Institute of Architects. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. 

In 2003, an infection of unknown origin (possibly bacterial meningitis) left Graves paralyzed from the waist down. He is still active in his practice, which is currently involved in a number of projects; including an addition to the Detroit Institute of Arts, and a large Integrated Resort in Singapore.
The Portland Building in Oregon

Important Buildings:
  • Hanselmann House, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1968
  • Benacerraf House, Princeton, New Jersey, 1969
  • Snyderman House, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1972
  • Wageman House, Princeton, New Jersey, 1974
  • Fargo-Moorhead Cultural Center Bridge, Fargo, North Dakota, 1977
  • Plocek Residence, Warren, New Jersey, 1977
  • Roma Interrotta Exhibition, Rome, Italy, 1978
  • Humana Building, Louisville, Kentucky, 1982
  • Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1982
  • Newark Museum expansion, Newark, New Jersey, 1982
  • Portland Building, Portland, Oregon, 1982
  • San Juan Capistrano Library, San Juan Capistrano, California, 1982
  • Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1984
  • Aventine Mixed Use Development, La Jolla, California, 1985
  • Crown American Building, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1986
  • Team Disney Building, Burbank, California, 1986
  • Graves Residence "The Warehouse," Princeton, New Jersey, 1986
  • Shiseido Health Club, Tokyo, Japan, 1986
  • Clos Pegase Winery, Calistoga, California, 1987
  • University Of Virginia, Bryan Hall, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1987
  • Dolphin Resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, 1987
  • Swan Resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, 1987
  • Metropolis Master Plan, Los Angeles, California, 1988
  • Tajima Office Building, Tokyo, Japan, 1988
  • Disney's Hotel New York, Euro Disney Resort (now Disneyland Paris), Marne-la-Vallée, France, 1989
  • Clark County Library and Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1990
  • Dairy Barn renovation, Harbourton, New Jersey, 1990
  • Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado, 1990
  • Detroit Institute of Arts master plan, Detroit, Michigan, 1990
  • Fukuoka Hyatt Hotel and Office Building, Fukuoka,Japan, 1990
  • Kasumi Research and Training Center, Tsukaba, Japan, 1990
  • Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, 1990
  • Malibu House (private residence), Malibu, California, 1990
  • Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1990
  • Onjuku Town Hall, Onjuku, Japan, 1990
  • University of Cincinnati College of Engineering, Engineering Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1990
  • Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, Youngstown, Ohio, 1990
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Arts and Sciences Building, Pomona, New Jersey, 1991
  • Thomson Consumer Electronics Americas headquarters, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1992
  • United States Courthouse Renovation, Trenton, New Jersey, 1992
  • Astrid Park Plaza Hotel and Business Center, Antwerp, Belgium, 1993
  • International Finance Corporation Headquarters of the World Bank, Washington, DC, 1993
  • Ministry Of Health, Welfare and Sport, The Hague, Holland, 1993
  • Nexus Momochi Residential Tower, Fukuoka, Japan, 1993
  • Archdiocesan Center, Newark, New Jersey, 1993
  • Rome Reborn Exhibition, Washington, DC, 1993
  • United States Post Office, Celebration, Florida, 1993
  • 1500 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida, 1994
  • Ocean Steps Retail Center with 1500 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida, 1994
  • One Port Center (Delaware River Port Authority headquarters), Camden, New Jersey, 1994
  • Pura-Williams House, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, 1994
  • Miramar Resort Hotel, El Gouna, Egypt, 1995
  • Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, Kansas, 1995
  • American Academy in Rome Rare Books Library, Rome, Italy, 1996
  • Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, Alexandria, Virginia, 1996
  • House At Indian Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1996
  • Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1996
  • Lake Hills Country Club, Seoul, Korea, 1996
  • Miele Americas Headquarters, Princeton, New Jersey, 1996
  • O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1996
  • French Institute⁄Alliance Française Library, New York, New York, 1997
  • De Luwte House, River Vecht, Netherlands, 1997
  • Drexel University North Hall Residence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1997
  • El Gouna Golf Club, El Gouna, Egypt, 1997
  • El Gouna Golf Hotel, El Gouna, Egypt, 1997
  • El Gouna Golf Villas, El Gouna, Egypt, 1997
  • Fortis/AG Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium, 1997
  • Fukuoka Office Building, Fukuoka, Japan, 1997
  • Hyatt Hotel Taba Heights, Taba Heights, Egypt, 1997
  • Intercontinental Hotel, Taba Heights, Egypt, 1997
  • Laurel Hall, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, 1997
  • NCAA Hall of Champions and headquarters, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1997
  • United States Federal Courthouse, Washington, DC, 1997
  • Bristol/Savoy Towers (Ten Good City), Fukuoka, Japan, 1998
  • Cedar Gables House, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1998
  • Impala Building, New York, New York, 1998
  • Saint Martin’s College Library, Lacey, Washington, 1998
  • Detroit Institute of Arts Expansion and Renovation, Detroit, Michigan, 1999
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology Master Plan, Newark, New Jersey, 1999
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, Laurel Hall Expansion, Newark, New Jersey, 1999
  • Philadelphia Eagles/Novacare Training Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1999
  • Pittsburgh Cultural District Service Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1999
  • Private Residence, Harbourton, New Jersey, 1999
  • Rice University, Martel, Brown & Jones Colleges, Houston,Texas, 1999
  • Singapore National Library Competition, Singapore, 1999
  • Target House Fountain, Memphis, Tennessee, 1999
  • Washington Monument restoration and scaffolding Washington, DC, 1999
  • Watch Technicum, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1999
  • 425 Fifth Ave, New York, New York, 2000
  • Capital Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee Community Hospital, Tallahassee, Florida, 2000
  • Famille Tsukishima Apartment Building, Tokyo, Japan, 2000
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch, Texas, 2000
  • Hart Production Studios, San Francisco, California, 2000
  • Newark Museum Science Gallery, Newark, New Jersey, 2000
  • Perseus Office, Washington, DC, 2000
  • Private Residence, Lake Geneva, Switzerland, 2000
  • United States Embassy Compound - Embassy & Housing, Seoul, Korea, 2000
  • Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2001
  • Fukuoka Office Building, Fukuoka, Japan, 2001
  • Kasteel Holterveste, De Haverleij, Netherlands, 2001
  • Mahler 4, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2001
  • Michael C. Carlos Museum Renovation, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001
  • Three On The Bund, Shanghai, China, 2001
  • Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, New Jersey, 2002
  • Department of Transportation Headquarters, Washington, DC, 2002
  • Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Kohn Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, 2002
  • National Museum of Prehistory, Taitung, Taiwan, 2002
  • New Jersey City University Arts and Science Building, Jersey City, New Jersey, 2002
  • New Jersey State Police Training Center & Headquarters, Trenton, New Jersey, 2002
  • Resort Master Plan - Canary Islands, Canary Islands, Spain, 2002
  • Rice University South Campus Master Plan, Houston, Texas, 2002
  • St. Coletta School, Washington, DC, 2002
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rockledge, Florida, 2002.
  • Target Club Wedd House contest prize, 2002
  • Florida Institute of Technology Master Plan, Melbourne, Florida, 2003
  • George Washington University Sigma Chi Fraternity House , Washington, DC, 2003
  • Housing For Martin House, Trenton, New Jersey, 2003
  • The Pinnacle And 260 Main Street, White Plains, New York, 2003
  • United States Courthouse, Nashville, Tennessee, 2003
  • Fox School of Business Alter Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2004
  • Indianapolis Art Center Master Plan, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2004
  • Maxwell Place On The Hudson, Interiors Block A, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2004
  • National Automobile Museum, The Hague, Netherlands, 2004
  • Princeton University Chancellor Green Interiors, Princeton, New Jersey, 2004
  • Riverwalk 2, Nishinippon Institute of Technology Design School, Kitakyushu, Japan, 2004
  • Trump International Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2004
  • University of Miami School Of Business, Miami, Florida, 2004
  • 701 E. Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, 2005
  • Azulera Resort, Hotel and Residences, Brasilito Bay Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 2005
  • Burj Dubai Towers, Dubai, UAE, 2005
  • The Enclave Residential Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2005
  • Florida Institute of Technology College Of Psychology & Autism, Melbourne, Florida, 2005
  • Hyatt Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon, 2005
  • Luxury Condominium Towers, Beirut, Lebanon, 2005
  • Maxwell Place On The Hudson, Interiors Block B, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2005
  • Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia, 2005
  • Paterson Public Schools complex, Patterson, New Jersey, 2005
  • Riverside Park Residential Development master plan, Fairfax County, Virginia, 2005
  • Springhill Lake master plan, Greenbelt, Maryland, 2005
  • Storehouse prototype retail store, West Palm Beach, Florida, 2005
  • Allegna Residence, 6th of October City, Egypt, 2006
  • The Falls at Lake Travis Community Master Plan, Austin, Texas, 2006
  • Four Seasons Residence at Town Lake, Austin, Texas, 2006
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts Expansion, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2006
  • Notre Dame Club, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana, 2006
  • Princeton University Wu-Wilcox Halls Additions & Interiors, Princeton, New Jersey, 2006
  • Private Residence, Sentosa, Singapore, 2006
  • Resorts World at Sentosa, Singapore, 2006
  • St. Regis Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, 2006
  • Shake-a-Leg Residences, Miami, Florida, 2006
  • Wyndham Hotels Prototypes, 2006
  • Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, New York, 2007
  • Community Master Plan, New Cairo, Egypt, 2007
  • Detroit Institute of Arts, major remodel, Detroit, 2007.
  • MarketFair Retail Center, Princeton, New Jersey, 2007
  • Equestrian City Tower, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2008
  • PS/IS 42, Arverne, New York, 2008
  • Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy and Department of Physics Building, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2009
Source: Wikipedia

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