House, housing,
and home

Designing places where you’d love to live

The residential spectrum

While our residential design practice is both wide and deep across many types, it comes down to building communities and neighborhoods at the largest scale and supporting lifestyles at the most intimate. Our residential projects also reflect the full range of our services, from planning and architecture to interior design and products. In other words, from us, you can have the house and everything in it!

Master-planned communities
Mixed-use developments
Market-rate housing
Affordable housing
Luxury housing
Student housing
Senior living and memory care
Conversions: office to residential
Re-positioning residential properties
Custom single-family houses
Accessible house prototypes
Residential interiors
Residential furniture and lighting
Consumer products for the home



Visualizing lifestyles

For market-rate and luxury housing to be sold or rented, being able to put yourself in the environment before it’s built is a big deal. Our architects, interior designers, and 3D visualization artists collaborate to transform our clients’ visions into breathtaking, lifelike experiences. Future residents can walk through intricately designed spaces, and experience the ambiance of their new homes, inside and out.

Lifting affordable housing to new heights

By cultivating collaborations with local Departments of Housing and Community Development and Departments of Human Services in cities such as Washington, DC and Baltimore, we have exercised our deep commitment to affordable housing. Our projects holistically address policies alongside the tangible necessities of individuals experiencing homelessness or needing permanent supportive housing. Our expertise in tax credits and approvals helps developers, community agencies, and faith groups use their properties to build places to live for those in need.


We focus on fulfilling every client’s vision.



The House and Everything In it

Michael Graves Design complements the residential architectural and interior design practice through a wide array of consumer products for the home. Since the first mass-market commission for the best-selling Whistling Bird Teakettle for Alessi in the 1980s, our product designers have created thousands of household items, from kitchenware and tabletop items to furniture and lighting. Each one will bring inspiration to your home and a smile to your face.      

Products & Graphics

We focus on fulfilling every client’s vision.

Industry Leaders

Connect with our leaders in the residential industry. Learn more by clicking on each.

Robert Blaser

Principal, Design Practice Leader
New Jersey | Contact

Jeffrey Goins

Washington, DC | Contact

Sean Pichon

Washington, DC | Contact

Jose Carballo

New Jersey | Contact

Eli Dresler

New Jersey | Contact

Vipul Talwar

Associate; Housing & Mixed Use, Senior Living Practice Leader
Maryland | Contact

Megan Luce

Senior Director of Interior Design
New Jersey | Contact

Julie Yurasek

International Director of Interior Design
New Jersey | Contact

Donald Strum

President, MGD, Products
New Jersey | Contact

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Robert Blaser, AIA

Robert is experienced at all scales of residential design, from master planning complex urban sites to designing buildings and interiors. His imaginative designs evoke lifestyles and create unique experiences in their natural or urban landscapes. The multi-family residences he designs practically sell themselves based on the stories and marketing materials he leads.

Jeff Goins, AIA

Jeff is an accomplished, award-winning designer who uses his extensive experience with planning, zoning, and historic preservation authorities in Washington, DC to help developers and public agencies maximize the potential of their market-rate and affordable housing projects.

Sean Pichon, AIA

With his expertise in navigating planning, zoning, and historic preservation authorities in Washington, DC, and his passion for multi-family housing, Sean helps developers and public-sector clients unlock the value of their properties and improve urban neighborhoods.

Jose Carballo, AIA, NCARB

Jose has a wide range of expertise in public- and private-sector multi-family residential and mixed-use developments, including market-rate and affordable housing, as well as assisted living for seniors. His experience has allowed him to advise developers and housing authorities on positioning their products to maximize success.

Eli Dresler, AIA

With his background in development and construction management, Eli successfully manages the delivery of complex mixed-use commercial and multi-family residential projects. Owners, developers, and contractors rely on his advice to ensure that their projects are cost-effective and timely.

Vipul Talwar, RA, LEED AP BD+C

While well-versed in residential design in general, Vipul has directed his knowledge toward affordable housing, particularly for faith-based communities, as well as senior living.

Megan Luce, NCIDQ

No matter whether she is repositioning a tired property or creating a brand new one from scratch, Megan always starts with, “I want you to love your home.” In collaboration with the firm’s architects and visualization artists, she creates interiors that bring lifestyles to life.

Julie Yurasek

Julie brings to high-end residential interiors the same skill and design inspiration that has made the hotels and spas she’s designed a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Donald Strum

As one of the firm’s first dedicated product designers, Donald has been responsible for thousands of household products and furnishings that have brought joy to people’s homes for decades.