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Michael Graves

Michael Graves, American architect, educator. Fellow: American Institute of Architects (Gold medal, 2001); member: New York School Interior Design (board trustees), Museum Arts and Design, American Academy Rome (Rome prize 1960-1962), American Academy Arts and Letters.

Background

  • Graves, Michael was born on July 9, 1934 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Thomas Browning and Erma Sanderson (Lowe) Graves.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University Cincinnati, 1958. Master in Architecture, Harvard University, 1959. Academy fellow, American Academy Rome, 1960—1962.

      Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), University Cincinnati, 1982. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Boston University, 1984. HHD (honorary), Savannah College Art and Design, 1986.

      Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Rhode Island School Design, 1990. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1991. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Rutgers University, New Jersey, 1994.

      Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Colorado, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), International Fine Arts College, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Pratt Institute, 1996.

      Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Drexel University, Philadelphia, 2000.

    Career

    • Lecturer architecture Princeton University, New Jersey, 1962—1967, associate professor, 1967—1972, Schirmer professor architecture, 1972—2001, emeritus professor, since 2001. President Michael Graves & Associates, Princeton, since 1964. Architect in residence American Academy Rome, 1979.

    Works

    • The London Mapguide: Eighth Edition
    • A completely revised edition of the bestselling London streetmap Michael Middleditch has revised and updated his hugely successful London Mapguide—first published in 1983 and now in its eighth edition.

    Membership

    Fellow: American Institute of Architects (Gold medal, 2001). Member: New York School Interior Design (board trustees), Museum Arts and Design, American Academy Rome (Rome prize 1960-1962), American Academy Arts and Letters.

    Connections

    • Children from previous marriage: Sarah Browning, Adam Daimhin, Michael Sebastian Minister.
    • father: Thomas Browning Graves
    • mother: Erma Sanderson (Lowe) Graves
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    Nationality
    • 1958
      University Cincinnati
    • 1959
      Harvard University
    • 1982
      University Cincinnati
    • 1984
      Boston University
    • 1986
      Savannah College Art and Design
    • 1990
      Rhode Island School Design
    • 1991
      New Jersey Institute of Technology
    • 1994
      Rutgers University
    • 1995
      University Colorado
    • 1996
      International Fine Arts College
    • 1996
      Pratt Institute
    • 1962 - 1967
      Lecturer, architecture Princeton University
      New Jersey, United States
    • 1964
      president, Michael Graves & Associates
      Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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