March 12, 2015

Architect Michael Graves Dies

M GravesMichael Graves, the Princeton-based, internationally known architect and designer regarded as an important representative of new urbanism, died Thursday morning at the age of 80.

Mr. Graves ran Michael Graves & Associates from an office on Nassau Street. He was also the Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture, Emeritus, at Princeton University. Locally, he designed the expansion of the Arts Council of Princeton building on Witherspoon Street as well as several private residences. Internationally, Mr. Graves’s firm designed buildings in Singapore, Japan, and Egypt.

He was also involved in product design, creating a range of consumer products for home and office use, including a line of products sold by Target stores. He taught at Princeton University for 39 years, starting in 1962.

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