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architect , educator

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

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