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Michael Graves to receive the 2001 AIA Gold Medal

Michael Graves, the Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture, has been selected to receive the 200 Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.

The highest honor the AIA confers to an individual, the Gold Medal recognizes a person whose significant body of work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture.

Graves has been in the forefront of architectural design for 35 years and has designed more than 200 buildings. Some of his best-known projects include the Humana Building, Louisville, Ky; Disney Corporate Headquarters, Burbank,Calif.; The Netherlands' Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport; The Hague; and the much-celebrated interpretive design scaffolding for the Washington Monument Restoration, Washington D.C.

Graves has won more than 120 other awards and citations including the National Medal of Arts presented to by President Clinton in 1996 for his exceptional achievements in architecture, design and education.

Graves will receive the Gold Medal at the 2001 Accent on Architecture awards ceremony Feb. 16 in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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