Barack Obama Calls on Architect Michael Graves to Advise on Accessible Design

Barack Obama Calls on Architect Michael Graves to Advise on Accessible Design

Architect and designer Michael Graves has received the compliment of a lifetime—he's been asked by Barack Obama to "provide national leadership on accessible design" as a member of the Access Board. Graves, who is the founding principal of Michael Graves & Associates and Michael Graves Design Group, joins fellow architect and vice chair, Karen Braitmayer.

Graves, who has been paralyzed for 10 years, will advise on a matter close to his heart. He says, "When I became paralysed, I realized that as an architect and designer, and then a patient, I had a unique perspective. As a result, I became passionate about using this perspective to improve healthcare and accessibility through design projects. Now, as a member of the Access Board, I expect to provide national leadership on accessible design, and hope I can contribute on a grand scale."

We look forward to his contributions in accessible design and beyond.

[via Dezeen]

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