The home and studio of Michael Graves, “The Warehouse,” and two additional properties in Princeton, New Jersey, have been donated by Kean University to be used by the Michael Graves College for architecture and design.
Under Kean’s ownership, little is expected to change about the Warehouse. Graves used the space as a residence and art studio, but he also treated the house as a museum and gathering place for seminars and salons. “We would use the house the way Michael did,” David Mohney, dean of the Michael Graves College, said, “and the scale of use would be consistent.”
Graves was a Professor at Princeton’s School of Architecture for 39 years. The Warehouse is adjacent to Princeton’s campus, and about a half-mile from its School of Architecture.
The Warehouse is a microcosm of Graves’s design ethos: a postmodern (with a nod toward classicism), holistic treatment of interior and exterior spaces.
MGA&D is excited that Kean University will be opening the doors to Michael’s home, as it will function as a resource center for learning and the education of architects and designers for years to come. To read the full article please click here.
It is a perfect expression of Michael’s humanistic design philosophy, with its thoughtful integration of architecture, interiors, furniture, artifacts, artwork and landscape. – Linda Kinsey, MGA&D Principal