Michael Graves Architecture & Design
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Michael Graves Architecture & Design

World-renowned Design Firm with NJ Roots

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Founded in Princeton, New Jersey in 1964 by AIA Gold Medalist and Princeton University Professor Michael Graves, MGA&D has enjoyed a wide-ranging design practice that encompasses master planning, architecture and interior design. With a staff of 50 and offices in Princeton, New York City and Washington, DC, the firm undertakes projects for public and private clients across many industries. 

One of their strengths is a holistic front-end planning process that makes sound business sense for their clients. This early phase reconciles the scope, design direction, budget and schedule at the outset of a project, and is key to creating successful outcomes. For example, at Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey, MGA&D started with a campus master plan that produced the greatest immediate impact and set a clear framework for the future. The new buildings and landscape transformed the center of the campus from a parking lot to a collegiate-style quadrangle. MGA&D’s high-technology 3D visualization tools made fundraising easier by creating renderings and animations so realistic that it is hard to tell the concept drawing from a photograph of the completed building. 

In 2018, MGA&D was celebrated by the Newark Museum for its over 50 years of service to the institution and honored by a Downtown New Jersey Award for their most recent project that modernized the Museum’s historic entrance and re-organized the visitor experience with a new orientation center and renovated galleries. The project demonstrated that the thoughtfulness of a design, whatever the size, can have a large impact on the social and economic life of the city. 

MGA&D’s longstanding experience in workplace strategy and interior design positively impacts their clients’ businesses. They help companies throughout the US transform and streamline ways of working through physical environments that fully integrate today’s services and technologies and anticipate cost-effective ways of accommodating the future.  

Company Info

Year Established: 1964

Senior Executives:

  • Robert Blaser, AIA, Principal
  • Patrick Burke, AIA, Principal
  • Kathy Dy, RA, Principal
  • Joseph Furey, CPA, President
  • Patrick Kruger, Sr. VP
  • Matthew Ligas, AIA, Principal
  • Karen Nichols, FAIA, Principal
  • Thomas Rowe, AIA, Principal
  • James Wisniewski, AIA, Principal 

Services: Architecture, Master Planning, Interior Design, Graphics and Branding 

Address: 341 Nassau Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Phone: 609-924-6409

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.michaelgraves.com


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