Lunch in the Lodge Atrium
Luncheon Keynote Address:
Michael Graves of the Michael Graves Design Group (MGDG)
Renowned architect and product designer recently named one of the top 25 healthcare designers in the
Credited with broadening the role of the architect in society – Michael Graves has raised public
interest in good design as essential to the quality of everyday life. A native of Indianapolis, Graves received his architectural training at the University of Cincinnati, Harvard University and the American Academy in Rome. He is the Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture, Emeritus, at Princeton University, where he has taught for 39 years.
Cited by former New York Times critic Paul Goldberger as, “the most truly original voice American architecture has produced in some time,” Graves has received 13 honorary doctorates and been invited as member of the American Academy of Arts &
Letters and as Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Awards span his career including the 1999 National Medal of Arts, the prestigious AIA Gold Medal in 2001 and the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion in 2010.
Last year he was chosen as the 2012 Driehaus Laureate, honoring his lifetime contributions of classic design in a modern world. The Award Jury Chair stated that “through his inspiring attention to beautiful and accessible design,” Michael Graves has "enhanced how people work, live, and interact in public and private realms, making a profound impact on American life.”
Learn firsthand how Graves brings this approach to his current mission of improving patient experience in healthcare facilities.