MICHAEL GRAVES ARCHITECTS Signs Joint Venture with +CASSIA for EMEA
Published by: +Cassia
01 April 2020
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MICHAEL GRAVES ARCHITECTS Signs Joint Venture with +CASSIA for EMEA

Global design firms Michael Graves Architects and +Cassia are pleased to announce a joint venture to enhance the team’s respective strengths in various markets around the world. The Michael Graves+Cassia JV will focus on exploring a new repertoire of signature and branded projects around the world, with a specific interest in the EMEA region.

About Michael Graves & Associates (MGA) – New York, Washington, Princeton
Founded in 1964 by AIA Gold Medallist Michael Graves and having celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2014, Michael Graves & Associates is recognized as one of the leading design firms in the world. The firm’s clients include Fortune 100 firms, international developers, educational institutions, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations. In addition, MGA has brought over 2,500 products to market for clients such as Target, Alessi, Stryker and Disney. With over 400 awards for design excellence, MGA designed several buildings for the Walt Disney Company in the postmodern style. These include the Team Disney headquarters in Burbank, California; the Dolphin and Swan resorts at Walt Disney World in Florida; and Disney's Hotel New York at Disneyland Paris, among many others. Patrick Burke, the project architect for the two resort hotels in Florida, now Principal Architect of the firm, commented that the Walt Disney Company described Graves's designs as "entertainment architecture.”

About +Cassia – London, Paris, Dubai
Founded in 1958, +Cassia has designed over 400 small, medium and large “mega” projects in over 70 countries ranging from urban plazas, eventscapes, signature high-rise commercial towers as well as mixed-use hotels & luxury residential schemes for a wide range of blue-chip developers in EMEA and Asia. From 2010 onwards, +Cassia saw an opportunity of enhancing its founding business model of "creating buildings" to “building stories” by blending the synergies between design, branding and marketing and now works with over 40 leading luxury brands, celebrity designers, performing artists, superstar musicians, and football stars to enrich the narrative content of real estate projects around the world.“ Building stories” is about creating stunning real estate with great brands from masterplan and first sketches to completion, and optionally managing the marketing & PR holistically from start to finish for optimal market and project visibility.

Developer inquiries: info@cassia.global; ntouqueer@michaelgraves.com
 

Global design firms Michael Graves Architects and +Cassia are pleased to announce a joint venture to enhance the team’s respective strengths in various markets around the world. The Michael Graves+Cassia JV will focus on exploring a new repertoire of signature and branded projects around the world, with a specific interest in the EMEA region.