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The AIA gratefully
acknowledges the
following sponsors
of our 150th Anniversary

  Founders Circle:

Official Media

Official Software
  Gold $500,000 – $999,999:

HKS, Inc.


Silver $250,000 - $499,999:

AIA Board of Directors

Deltek, Inc.

DLR Group, Inc.

Haworth, Inc.

Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaum, Inc.


RTKL Associates, Inc.

Thompson Ventulett Stainback & Associates, Inc.

Victor O. Schinnerer & Co., Inc. 


Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership

Bronze $100,000 – 249,999:

Bank of America

Bentley Systems, Inc.

Stephen B. & Lisa S. Bonner

Clark Construction Group, LLC

Cooper Carry Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Hanley Wood, LLC


HMC Architects


OWP/P Architects, Inc.

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects, LLP

SmithGroup, Inc.

Swanke, Hayden, Connell Architects, LLP

Granite $50,000 - $99,999:

ADD, Inc.

BWBR Architects, Inc.

Cannon Design

FreemanWhite, Inc.

Reed Construction Data

Marble - $25,000 - $49,999:

AIA Trust

Craig Beale, FAIA, FACHA

Nunzio DeSantis, AIA

Brian Dougherty, FAIA & Betsey Dougherty, FAIA

GBBN Architects, Inc.

H. Ralph Hawkins, FAIA, FACHA

John J. Hoffman, FAIA

Norman Koonce, FAIA & Suzanne Koonce, Hon. AIA

Miller | Hull Partnership

Munger Munger Architecture

Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott, Inc.

Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, FACHA

Victor F. Trahan III, FAIA

R. Randall Vosbeck, FAIA, & Phoebe Vosbeck

TRO Jung | Brannen

WHR Architects, Inc.

Special Friends of AIA - $10,000 - $24,999:

Altoon + Porter Architects

Anderson Mason Dale Architects, PC

John Anderson, FAIA, & Flodie Anderson

Noel Barrick, AIA

Barron, Heinberg & Brocato

Bobby Booth, AIA

Michael Broshar, FAIA, & Mary Broshar

Joe Buskuhl, FAIA

Tommy Cowan, FAIA, & Ann Cowan

Louis de Moll, FAIA

Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA

James H. Eley, FAIA

Eskew + Dumez + Ripple, Studio EDR

Glenn Fellows, AIA


Marion L. Fowlkes, FAIA

FRCH Design Worldwide

Ron Gover, AIA

Donald J. Hackl, FAIA

Ernest Hanchey, AIA

Heller Manus Architects, Inc.

Dan Jeakins, AIA

Chuck Means, AIA

Mike Menefee, AIA

Morris Architects

Dan Noble, FAIA, FACHA

Marshall Purnell, FAIA

Freddy Roberts, AIA

Miguel Rodriguez, AIA, & Lourdes Rodriguez, AIA

Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, & Barry Jones, AIA

Joseph Sprague, FAIA

Douglas L Steidl, FAIA, & Sue Steidl

Norman Strong, FAIA, & Susan Strong

Bryce A. Weigand, FAIA

Enrique A. Woodroffe, FAIA/Woodroffe Corporation Architects

Special Donors - Up to $10,000:

Architecture by Norbert Peiker, LLC

Newell Arnerich, AIA

Arrowstreet, Inc.

Edward Abeyta, AIA

Ronald Arthur Altoon, FAIA

Peter J. Arsenault, AIA

Jim Atkins, FAIA, KIA

Danny P. Babin, AIA

Donald R. Barsness, AIA

Ronald J. Battaglia, FAIA & Sandra Battaglia 

Ronald P. Bertone, FAIA

William Beyer, FAIA

Robert R. Billingsley, AIA

Elmer Botsai, FAIA

Jay and Michelle Brand

Leon Bridges, FAIA

Thomas D. Briggs, AIA

Robert Broshar, FAIA

David J. Brotman, FAIA

John A. Busby, Jr., FAIA

H. Kennard Bussard, FAIA

Richard E. Carroll, AIA

Stephan Castellanos, FAIA

Lorenzo Castillo, AIA

L. William Chapin II, FAIA

Matthew Clear, AIA

CMSS Architects P.C.

Douglas J. Compton, AIA

Jess Raymond Corrigan, Jr., AIA

Anthony J. “Tony” Costello, FAIA

David Crawford

Sylvester Damianos, FAIA

Ronald W. Dennis, AIA, ACHA

Brian J. Eason, AIA

Jeremy Edmunds, Assoc. AIA

Elliott + Associates

Robert J. Farrow, AIA

S. Scott Ferebee, FAIA

Robert D. Fincham, AIA

Jonathan L. Fischel, AIA, LEED AP

Francisco G. Gonzalez, AIA

B. Todd Gritch, FAIA

Roy L. Gunsolus, AIA

Maureen Guttman, AIA

Walter Hainsfurther, AIA

J Thomas Harvey, AIA, FACHA

Jeffrey K. Haven, AIA

John Hesseler, AIA

Jeff Hill, AIA

William E. Hinton, AIA

Michael Hoagland

Kerry J. Hogue, AIA

Thomas R. Holt, AIA

Clifford H. Horsak, AIA

M. Teresa Hurd, AIA

John M. Hutchings, AIA

Paul Hyett, Hon. AIA

IMRE Communications

Dick Jackson

Jeffrey K. Jensen, AIA

J.K. Roller Architects

Bruce E. Johnson, AIA

Larry A. Johnson, PE

Richard D. Johnston, AIA

Mark Jones, AIA

Leevi Kiil, FAIA

Leonard Koroski, AIA

KPS Group, Inc.

Kirk J. Krueger, AIA

Sylvia Kwan, FAIA

Joseph P. Laakman, AIA, NCARB

Brian F. Larson, AIA

Jeff LaRue, AIA

Robert Lawrence, FAIA

Rick James Lee, Assoc. AIA

Robin Lee, Hon. AIA

Larry D. Le Master, CPA

Michael Lischer, AIA, RIBA

Clark Llewellyn, AIA

Stephen K. Loos, AIA

Marvin Malecha, FAIA & Cindy Malecha

Clark D. Manus, FAIA

Robert T. Martineck, AIA

John M. Maudlin-Jeronimo, FAIA

Susan Maxman, FAIA

Linda McCracken-Hunt, AIA & Thomas Hunt

Owen E. McCrory, AIA

Christine W. McEntee

Brian McFarlane, AIA

John McGinty, FAIA

Adam Melis

Elizabeth Mitchell, Hon. AIA

Norman T. Morgan, AIA

Rodney W. Morrissey, AIA

Mortar Net USA, LTD.

Robin L. Murray, AIA PP

Celeste Novak, AIA

Gregory Palermo, FAIA and Olivia Madison

Gordon Park, AIA

Raymond G. Post Jr., FAIA

Jack D. Price, Jr., AIA

David Proffitt, AIA

David E. Prusha, AIA

John H. Richardson, PE

Terry R. Richter, AIA

Jeffrey Rosenblum, AIA

Harry R. Rutledge, RIBA, FAIA

James A. Scheeler, FAIA

Charles E. Schwing, FAIA & Jerry Schwing

John C. Senhauser, FAIA

Oliver B. Stark II, AIA

Greg Staskiewicz, Assoc. AIA

RK Stewart, FAIA & Barbara Lyons, AIA

Craig R. Stockwell, AIA

Jeffrey C. Stouffer, AIA

James M. Suehiro, AIA, LEED AP

Anne-Marie Taylor

B. Kirk Teske, AIA

Leslie J. Thomas, AIA and Steven J. Bracy

Bryan K. Trubey, AIA

Larry J. Tuccio, AIA

Jeffrey D. Vandersall, AIA

Mark Vander Voort, AIA

Edward J. Vidlak, AIA

Michael Wayne Vela, AIA

David Vincent, AIA, ACHA

Craig Williams, AIA

Penelope J. H. Wright, AIA

Eric Zaddock

Andrew J. Zekany

Gold Medal Recipients
Michael Graves, FAIA

Year Awarded: 2001
Born: July 09, 1934; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


• 2002: National Museum of History, Taitung, Taiwan
• 2002: Martel College, Rice University, Houston
• 1996: Central Library, Denver
• 1996: Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis
• 1995: Bryan Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
• 1995: Engineering Research Center, University of Cincinnati
• 1993: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta
• 1993: 1500 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Fla.
• 1991: Team Disney Building, Burbank, Calif.
• 1990: Ten Peachtree Place, Atlanta
• 1990: Swan and Dolphin Resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla.
• 1983: Public Library, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
• 1982: Humana Building, Louisville, Ky.
• 1980: Portland Building, Portland, Ore.
• 1976: Crooks House, Fort Wayne, In.
• 1973: Alexander House, Princeton, N.J.
• 1967: Hanselmann House, Fort Wayne, In.


Michael Graves, an American post-modern architect, earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1958 and an MArch in 1959 from Harvard University. While at Cincinnati, he took part in a program that allowed him to work at Carl A. Strauss and Associates while finishing his formal education.

He won the two-year Prix de Rome fellowship at the American Academy in Rome in 1960. In 1962 he returned to the United States to work as a lecturer in architecture at Princeton University; he became a full professor at Princeton in 1972. Graves is also the Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture, Emeritus, at Princeton.

In 1964 he started his own practice, Michael Graves & Associates, in Princeton, N.J. He was also a member of the New York Five. He has designed more than 300 buildings, hotels, and houses.

As a post-modern designer, Graves creates buildings that are often described as fun, colorful, and humorous; they are sophisticated and use interesting geometric shapes. Borrowing heavily from classical and Mediterranean styles, he uses many historial elements in his designs, such as colonnades, vaulted ceilings, arches, and columns, and he employs materials such as marble, granite, copper, and inlaid wood on his buildings facades.

In 1999 Graves was awarded the National Medal of Arts. In 2003, a spinal cord infection left Graves paralyzed from the waist down; he remains active in his practice.