MICHAEL GRAVES, FAIA RESUME Continued
Architect in Residence, American Academy in Rome; Kea Visiting Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland, and Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia.
REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS Barranco de Veneguera Resort Concept Master Plan, Gran Canaria, Spain Collaborating Lead Planner/Designer for the development of the Barranco de Veneguera eco-tourist resort in the Canary Islands. In designing the resort, MGA took into account the concerns of the tourist, the land developer, and the environmentalist, and created an exciting architectural and recreational experience within a sensible environmental approach. The development includes: two golf courses, golf clubs, a golf hotel and villas, hilltown developments, a Town Center, numerous hotel and recreational facilities and will be able to accommodate 12,000 tourists. The character of the resort is inspired by the rugged desert landscape of the valley and embraces traditional architecture and construction techniques typical of the region. The site planning strategy works with variations in the topography and expands landscape terraces consistent with natural landforms. Overlooking the town on the western ridge facing the beach, an amphitheater, a spa, and an aqua center command extraordinary views of the ocean beyond, while several nature pavilions tell the story of how rare plants and animals have evolved on the Canary Islands.
Ogoori Railroad Station Mixed-use Concept Master Plan, Ogoori, Japan Collaborating Lead Planner/Desiger for the Mixed-use complex at Ogoori Station. The project included a business hotel, a tour bus depot, a department store, other retail uses, residential functions, parking, a cultural hall accommodating 2000- 3000 people, a multiplex cinema and the renovation of Ogoori Train Station, along with development a plaza to the north of the station. Block A totaled 40,975 S.M. and Block B totaled 22,730 S.M.
Cosmotoda Project in l‘Hospitalet Master Plan, Barcelona, Spain Collaborating Lead Planner/Designer for the Master Plan for the Cosmotoda Project in l‘Hospitalet. The project proposes a new residential and retail project that will act as a catalyst for neighboring developments. The plan accommodates several existing structures within new construction so as to enhance the character of both old and new, reflecting the city’s traditional land use patterns, reinforcing the edges of the surrounding streets and defining a series of figural, axially connected outdoor spaces in the center. Programmatically, the new buildings proposed for this development comprise two floors of retail and three floors of housing. The lower retail levels are articulated with pedestrian-scaled entrances and arcades, which provide vitality at the street level. Variety in the massing of the upper levels and roofs of the buildings create opportunities for creating roof terraces and interesting views.
MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY