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Michael Graves Architecture & Design (MGA&D) has a robust 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 and product design will engage in a discussion about the firm’s integrated practice. Using specific examples from hospitality and the workplace, Karen Nichols, FAIA, Principal, and Donald Strum, IDSA, Principal, will show how the interior design of their projects marries architecture and product design, promotes humanistic environments, and elevates the relationship between the user, environment, and product design.