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Mar 14 2011

Distinguished Architect Will Give NYIT a “Grand Tour”

Old Westbury, N.Y. (March 14, 2011) – Michael Graves, one of the world’s most accomplished architects, will speak to students, alumni, and community members on Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion.

Named “the most original voice in American architecture” by The New York Times, Graves, FAIA, will talk about “The Grand Tour,” artwork he produced in the 1960’s while studying ancient and modern architecture in journey through Europe. Graves’ talk is part of the Spring Architecture Lecture Series coordinated by the School of Architecture and Design. The lecture is open to the NYIT community and the general public.

Graves has designed more than 350 buildings worldwide, and his distinctive designs can be seen on everything from skyscrapers to a line of teapots for Target. He received the gold medal from the American Institute of Architects, the most prestigious award given to an individual architect. Graves and his firm, Michael Graves & Associates have received more than 200 awards for design excellence for its work in corporate headquarters, healthcare facilities, hotels and resorts, as well as consumer products and building components.

Graves taught at Princeton University for nearly 40 years, and was recently selected by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the American Institute of Architects as the recipient of the 2010 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education.

He is commonly referred to as part of the “New York Five,” a group of distinguished architects in New York, along with Peter Eisenman, Charles Gwathmey, John Hejduk, and Richard Meier, based on the 1972 book, Five Architects.

Graves received his architectural training at the University of Cincinnati and Harvard University. He studied at the American Academy in Rome and has received 12 honorary doctorates. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

For additional information or to attend this event, contact Jennifer Mitchell at 212.261.1562 or This event is free, but an R.S.V.P. is necessary as space is limited. 

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