Humanistic Design = Transformative Results

Michael Graves Memorial Service

Join us for a memorial service celebrating the life and legacy of Michael Graves.

Sunday, April 12th at 1 PM
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Princeton University

*RSVP required to attend.

Memorial contributions may be made to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital

Memorial contributions may be made to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Omaha, NE. One of the projects that Michael was most passionate about, he believed in Madonna’s mission and vision to rebuilding lives using world-class technology, translational research and family-like culture. The Memorials for Michael will all be used to help build the rehabilitation hospital that Michael designed and to honor him with a permanent naming opportunity. Checks can be made out to Madonna Foundation-Omaha Campus. Please visit for more information about support and click here to learn more about the design project.

The Michael Graves Past As Prologue Exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture has been extended!

In honor of Michael Graves, Grounds For Sculpture will extend a large portion of its exhibition, Past as Prologue, through April 12, 2015. 25% of all admission fees collected at Grounds For Sculpture on April 12 will be donated to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in memory of Michael Graves. One of his projects that he was most passionate about, Michael Graves believed in Madonna’s mission and vision to rebuilding lives. The donation will be used to help build the new Madonna Rehab Hospital that Michael designed.


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Past as Prologue at Grounds for Scuplture

We believe humanism is the soul of design and enables transformative results. We view each design opportunity as an unfolding story – and the person occupying the space or using a product – as the central character. By focusing on the individual, we humanize design. As a result, people experience our work spatially, visually and emotionally.

Our Services


We believe that architecture is inextricably tied to use, place, client aspirations and cultural traditions.  We also believe that the greatest buildings are those that cannot be imagined anywhere else in the world.  Thus, it is our mission to provide clients around the globe with highly functional, intuitive design solutions that are sensitive to an ever changing built environment in both scale and context.  We bring design excellence to all building types.

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Product Design

We provide complete, integrated product design services. We are well-known for designing products that deliver an inspired balance of form and function. We have brought over 2000 Michael Graves-branded consumer products to market across all retail distribution channels. Among our strategic branded partnerships are: Kimberly-Clark, Alessi, Target Stores, Stryker, JCPenney, Disney, Slice and Steuben.



We see planning as a vital part of the built landscape, a process that begins with the development of a hierarchical organization of spatial relationships between buildings and the surrounding built or natural context. Our master plans impart a distinct sense of community and place, while establishing a framework for current and future decisions. Throughout the world, we have created award-winning designs that are functional, efficient, site specific and sustainable.

“Design is a tool we use to touch people, engage their senses and enhance their lives.”

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Interior Design

We believe interior design should reflect each client’s culture and communicate their values while meeting both their functional and aesthetic goals. Our projects range from company headquarters to international hotels to interiors for public institutions. Working in conjunction with MGA&D’s product designers, our interior designers often custom-design furniture and artwork that complement the character of the firm’s architecture and interiors.

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We have extensive experience in brand building – beginning with the management of our own consumer brand Michael Graves Design™. For our clients, our integrated team of industrial designers, graphic designers and brand managers provide extensive brand building services beginning with competitive, demographic and cost of entry research and concluding with viable brand extension strategies.


Graphic Design

We provide complete graphic design services ranging from product-specific graphics and marketing collateral to retail Planogram layout and environmental graphics for a diverse client base. We have designed everything from watch faces, to restaurant logos, to environmental signage for the world’s largest integrated resort