President Barack Obama has named Michael Graves, FAIA, to the Architecture and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. The Interior Design Hall of Fame member has revolutionized architecture and product design by introducing postmodern forms and bold color, and will now lend his singular aesthetic to the world of accessible design.
Graves’ appointment was released in a statement by the White House yesterday alongside a handful of key administration posts. Graves’ new role lies within what’s widely known as the United States Access Board, a private agency created in 1973 to develop design criteria and enforce access for the disabled to federally funded facilities.
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