A member of The New York Five and the Memphis Group — and professor of architecture at Princeton University for nearly forty years, Michael Graves was a noted American architect and designer of consumer products.

Graves’ global portfolio of architectural work ranged from the Ministry of Culture in The Hague, a post office for Celebration, Florida, a prominent expansion of the Denver Public Library to numerous commissions for Disney — as well as the scaffolding design for the 2000 Washington Monument restoration. He was recognized as a major influence on architectural movements including New Urbanism, New Classical Architecture and particularly Postmodernism — the latter including the noted Portland Building in Oregon and the Humana Building in Kentucky.

1. Portland Building, US

15 Most Important Projects by Michael Graves - Portland Building, US
The exterior viewed by the road surface – Portland Building

Year: 1982
Type: Government Offices
Location: 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

2. Humana Building, US

15 Most Important Projects by Michael Graves - Humana Building, US
Viewed from 6th street – Humana Building

Year: 1985
Type: Skyscraper
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, US

3. Walt Disney World Dolphin, US

15 Most Important Projects by Michael Graves - Walt Disney World Dolphin, US
Panorama of the hotel – Walt Disney World Dolphin

Year: 1990
Type: Deluxe Resort
Location: 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA

4. Denver Central Library, US

15 Most Important Projects by Michael Graves - Denver Central Library, US
Exterior View – Denver Central Library

Date: 1996
Type: Library
Location: 1836 High St, Denver, CO 80206, USA

5. The Statue of Unity, India

15 Most Important Projects by Michael Graves - The Statue of Unity, India
Rendered view of the sculpture – Statue of Unity

Year:  2019
Type: Sculpture
Location: Gujarat, India

6. Walt Disney World Swan, USA

15 Most Important Projects by Michael Graves - Walt Disney World Swan, USA
View of the hotel from the lake – Walt Disney World Swan

Year: 1990
Type: Deluxe Resort
Location: 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA

7. Snyderman House, US

15 Most Important Projects by Michael Graves - Snyderman House, US
Snyderman House

Year: 1972
Type: Residential
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana, US

8. Castalia, Netherlands

15 Most Important Projects by Michael Graves - Castalia, Netherlands
View of the tower – Castalia

Year: 1998
Type: Skyscraper
Location: The Hague, Netherlands

9. Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), USA

15 Most Important Projects by Michael Graves - Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), USA
A mid-day view of the institute – Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Year: 2006
Type: Educational
Location: Minneapolis, MN

10. The Detroit Institute of Arts, USA

15 Most Important Projects by Michael Graves - The Detroit Institute of Arts, USA
Aerial shot of the building -The Detroit Institute of Arts

Year: 2008
Type: Renovation, Expansion, Historic Preservation
Location: Detroit, Michigan

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