He would have been 81 years old today, Michael Graves, the Princeton-based architect who died earlier this year. Known as the Father of American Postmodernism, Graves, moved the American taste away from modernism with his iconic works in architecture and design that included the Team Disney Building in Burbank, California (1986), the Dolphin and Swan Resorts, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida (1987), and the work for Alessi, just to name a few of his icons. Graves created the touchstone of the bold, symbolic, classical architecture of the 80s, always colorful, always humoristic, and his impact on the world of architecture has been immense. Since founding his firm in 1964 in Princeton, he succeeded in transforming the role of architects and designers, and even the place of design in our everyday lives. A member of the famed Memphis and the New York Five, an industrial designer, and an educator at the Princeton School of Architecture, where he was known as an inspiring professor who encouraged his countless students to find their unique voice. When I saw the exhibition of his drawings at the Glass House last year, I realized that Graves was first of all an artist and a wonderful one.