Karen Nichols, FAIA, and Donald Strum, IDSA, Principals at Michael Graves Architecture & Design, will be discussing the firm’s integrated multi-disciplinary practice. Using their personal experiences from their combined 70 years in the practice, Karen and Donald will share insights about working in sectors such as hospitality, renovations, healthcare and workplace transformation. Together, they will take an in-depth look at how interior design harmonizes their architecture and product designs, promoting humanistic environments and while creating value in the user experience.

Karen Nichols and Donald Strum will be discuss Michael Graves Architecture & Design: The Art of Integrated Design at New York School of Interior Design.


Michael Graves Architecture & Design (MGA&D) has a robust, integrated practice that encompasses planning, architecture, interior design, product design and graphics. Michael Graves, the firm’s Founding Principal, was credited with broadening the role of the architect and once commented that he was as comfortable designing a teakettle as a multi-story tower project. Today, the firm’s designers leverage their individual disciplines to offer a unique, integrated approach to design at every scale. In this program, MGA&D Principals representing architecture, interiors, product and graphic design will engage in a discussion about the firm’s multifaceted practice.

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Michael Graves Architecture & Design: The Art of Integrated Design
Wednesday, April 4, 6pm – 8pm
New York School of Interior Design
Arthur Satz Auditorium
170 East 70th Street
New York, NY, 10021