Michael Graves Architecture continues recent acquisition spree with Studio Four Design

Princeton-based Michael Graves Architecture on Monday announced it acquired Studio Four Design, a Knoxville, Tennessee-based architecture and design firm.

This news follows MG’s recent acquisitions, including Maryland-based Waldon Studio Architects, New Jersey-based Jose Carballo Architectural Group, North Carolina-based Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects P.A., Washington, D.C.-based PGN Architects and Texas-based practice technology consultancy Parallax Team.

As the vision of the team develops alongside its expansion, MG continues to honor the legacy of its founder, Michael Graves, by applying his design ethos, specifically imaginative placemaking and experiential design, to create forward-looking solutions.

The addition of Studio Four Design further strengthens MG’s commitment to providing unparalleled quality and innovation to clients nationwide. Additionally, the partnership bolsters Studio Four Design’s influence and capabilities, positioning it as a leader in the Knoxville region.

“Welcoming Studio Four Design to MG signifies the latest development in our firm’s drive to set a new standard for design excellence,” Joe Furey, CEO and president of MG, said. “This partnership expands upon the offerings of the firm, identifying a gap in the market and introducing services and capabilities that were previously unavailable to meet that need. Our organization is built on the foundation of human-centric design, one of the many values we share with Studio Four Design. The addition of their team will encourage us to embrace new perspectives and experiences, furthering our mission to create impactful design nationally.”

Studio Four Design was founded in 2002 on the principle of “design matters,” a sentiment that they apply to each of their projects. The team works across various sectors, including worship, higher education, athletics, workplace, retail and restaurant. Recent projects in their portfolio include partnerships with the University of Tennessee.

Under the new company structure, Stacy Cox, principal at Studio Four Design, will continue to lead the 17-person team to further strengthen the firm’s presence in Knoxville. Guided by Furey, Studio Four Design will be integrated into the larger organization of MG, providing key insight and experience in the East Tennessee region as the firm widens its project scope and influence.

For over 50 years, MG has provided clients across the globe with pioneering, humanistic solutions in architecture, product design, interior design, master planning, graphic design and branding across many market sectors, including hospitality, civic, education, workplace and residential.

Recent projects include 1776 by David Burke featuring Topgolf Swing Suites in Morristown.