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10 Jul 2012
Michael Graves - Latest Building
Maritime Xperiential Museum, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
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Maritime Xperiential Museum
International architects and designers, Michael Graves & Associates (MGA) announce the completion of the Maritime Xperiential Museum (MXM) at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) in Singapore. The project, lead by MGA Studio head Patrick Burke, marks another phase in RWS’s development. MGA completed Phase 1 in February of 2011, a $4 billion project, which included top-flight hotels, family entertainment, fine dining, and world-class gaming on 121 acres just across Keppel Harbor from downtown Singapore.
28 Feb 2012
Michael Graves Unveils Innovative New Homes for Wounded Warriors Returning from Active Duty
Graves’ personal insight into the needs of those with limited mobility and passion for design elegance contributed to project
PRINCETON, N.J. - International architects and designers Michael Graves & Associates (MGA) with Clark Realty Capital recently unveiled two new universally accessible homes designed as part of the Wounded Warrior Home Project at Fort Belvoir. The 3,000-square-foot single-family residences, the Patriot Home and the Freedom Home, are intended to better serve wounded soldiers and their families as they remain on active duty at Fort Belvoir, in Virginia. The new homes will serve as prototypes for approximately twenty other accessible homes at Fort Belvoir and hundreds more across the country. In addition, each house will function as a design laboratory, whose progress will improve the lives of soldiers, as well as the general aging American population.
Wounded Warrior Home Project at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA - design by Michael Graves & Associates:
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“It has been an honor for me and my team to work on these homes with Clark Realty Capital and the Army,” said Michael Graves, principal at Michael Graves & Associates. “As a paraplegic myself, I was inspired to rethink how the design of comfortable, well-functioning living spaces could better meet the unique needs of our wounded military. Looking at these homes, you would never know that they are designed for the disabled. These are homes that anyone would be proud to live in. That was the goal we set, and I think we’ve achieved that and more.”
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In conjunction with real estate developers Clark Realty, MGA has designed a complete residential environment for physically impaired veterans: from the adjustable-height kitchen countertops to easy-access rooms and closets. The design of these prototypes provides for the needs of a varied group of soldiers who have been injured and/or adversely affected by their military service. Universal design principles are utilized to serve soldiers with varying conditions including but not limited to paralysis, blindness, loss of limbs, and/or post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, each house will function as a design laboratory, whose progress will improve the lives of soldiers, as well as the general aging American population.
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MGA brings to the project it’s 47 years of product and building design. Extensive in-studio research insures that every sliding door, toothbrush, and Smartphone-controlled air conditioner in the Wounded Warrior Homes works the way it's supposed to. At the same, Graves’ original visual sensibility gives the houses and everything in them an elegance and style usually missing in the patient-care space. The architecture and design of the homes demonstrates a unique insight into the lives of those with limited mobility because it was created by someone who knows the challenges that people with special needs have to face. Graves struggled with them for eight years, and much of his recent work has been devoted to designing better everyday products that are as beautiful as they are easy to use.
About Clark Realty Capital
A fully integrated, national real estate firm based in Arlington, Va., Clark Realty Capital offers a broad base of services including capital markets, finance, development, construction, property management, and investment management. Clark's development expertise spans award-winning residential, office, retail, and mixed-use projects with a total development value of over $6.5 billion. Clark Realty Capital is an affiliate of the Clark Construction Group, the nation's oldest and largest privately-held general building contractor in the nation. For more information, visit www.clarkrealtycapital.com.
13 Dec 2011
Michael Graves - Richard H. Driehaus Prize
Established in 2003, the Richard H. Driehaus Prize honors, promotes and encourages architectural excellence that applies the principles of traditional, classical and sustainable architecture and urbanism in contemporary societyand environments. It is presented annually by the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture to an outstanding architect in recognition of their work.
Michael Graves, founding principal of Michael Graves and Associates, is credited with broadeningthe role of the architect in society and raising public interest in good design as essential to the quality of everyday life. He received a B.S. in Architectureat the University of Cincinnati and a M.Arch. At Harvard University. Michael Graves won the Rome Prize in 1960 and was a fellow at the American Academy in Rome from 1960-1962. His firm is built on the belief that architecture is inextricably tied to use, place, client aspirations, and cultural traditions. Michael Graves has worked on large-scale master plans, corporate headquarters and other office buildings, hotelsand resorts, restaurants and retail stores, facilities for sports and recreation, healthcare facilities, civic projects such as embassies, courthouses and monuments, a wide variety of university buildings, elementary and secondary schools, museums, theaters and public libraries, and both multifamily and private residences.
Michael Graves : Richard H. Driehaus Prize winner in 2011
20 Jul 2010
Michael Graves - Key Design
Michael Graves Resorts World Sentosa Singapore
Design: Michael Graves & Associates ; Michael Graves Design Group
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Resorts World Sentosa
Michael Graves - Key Projects
Featured Buildings, alphabetical:
O'Reilly Theater and Agnes R. Katz Plaza, 621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Public Services Building, Portland, Oregon, USA
Famous Postmodern Architecture, key early PoMo work
University of Cincinnati - Engineering Research Center, West Campus, Cincinnati, USA
Michael Graves & Associates with KZF associated architects
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Michael Graves, Architect - Practice Information
Michael Graves & Associates Offices in New Jersey + New York, USA
Michael Graves : New York Architect
About Michael Graves & Associates
Michael Graves & Associates has been in the forefront of architecture and design since AIA Gold Medalist Michael Graves founded his practice in 1964. Today, the practice comprises two firms run by eight principals. Michael Graves & Associates (MGA) provides planning, architecture and interior design services, and Michael Graves Design Group (MGDG) specializes in product design, graphics and branding. MGA has designed many master plans and the architecture and interiors of over 350 buildings worldwide, including hotels and resorts, restaurants, retail stores, civic and cultural projects, office buildings, healthcare, residences and a wide variety of academic facilities. MGDG has designed and brought to market over 2,000 products for clients such as Target, Alessi, Stryker and Disney. Graves and the firms have received over 200 awards for design excellence. With a unique, highly integrated multidisciplinary practice, the Michael Graves Companies offer strategic advantages to clients worldwide.
Michael Graves - Background
In 1962, Michael Graves began a 39-year teaching career at Princeton University, where he is now the Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture, Emeritus. Michael Graves has also received 12 honorarydoctorates from the Universities of Philadelphia, Miami, Colorado, and Cincinnati, as well as from the Pratt Institute, International Fine Arts College, the New Jersey Institute of Technology,Rhode Island School of Design, Drexel Univer-sity, Rutgers University, Boston University andSavannah College of Art.
Michael Graves is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a member of the American Academyof Arts and Letters, and a member of the Boardof Trustees at the American Academy in Rome, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, and the New York School of Interior Design. His selected professorships include, in addition to his career at Princeton, the University of Texas at Austin, UCLA, University of Houston, Univer-sity of North Carolina at Charlotte, Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome(1979), Kea Visiting Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia.
The American Academy in Rome has established the Michael Graves Rome Prize Fellowship in De-sign in his honor and the AIA-New Jersey chaptercreated the Michael Graves Lifetime Achievement Award, of which he was the first recipient in 2005. Michael Graves was awarded the 1999 National Medalof Arts, the 2001 Gold Medal from the AIA, and the 2010 Topaz Medallion from the AIA and the Associa-tion of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Michael Graves is a registered architect in 34 states and Washington, D.C., and a number of portfolios ofhis works have been published by Oxford University Press, Rizzoli, Princeton Architectural Press, Chronicle Books Books, and Melcher Media.
New York Architecture
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Five Architects book - 1972
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