Michael Graves

Today we lost one of the most important architects of our time. My good friend Michael Graves passed away yesterday in Princeton, the town in which his architectural firm is headquartered and he taught for four decades. I had the pleasure and honor to work with him on a number of projects, including my Bloomfield Hills and New York offices and a major renovation of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Even though paralysis in his legs made it difficult for him to travel, Michael came to Detroit a few years ago to assist me with a course I was teaching at Lawrence Technological University. He presented a brilliant public lecture and took a full day to meet with students and faculty. He was an immensely talented artist and architect, and a wonderful man. He will be missed. Here are links to Los Angeles Times and New York Times coverage.

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