Studio Four Design joins Michael Graves Architecture

Sandra ClarkOur Town Leaders

Studio Four Design, a Knoxville-based architecture and design firm, has been acquired by Michael Graves Architecture (MG), a global leader in planning, architecture and interior design based in Princeton, New Jersey, according to news from the Knoxville Chamber. MG has also acquired firms in Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Washington, D.C., and Texas.

Under the new company structure, Studio Four Design founder Stacy Cox will continue to lead the 17-person team in Knoxville.

Stacy Cox

“This merger leverages the skillsets and experiences at Studio Four Design, allowing us to take our capabilities and offerings to a new level,” said Cox. “We’re eager to immerse our team in cross-collaboration and mentorship opportunities through MG’s vast network. This is a chance to continue developing our presence and impact – supporting our existing clients while expanding across new industries and practices.”

Studio Four Design was founded in 2002 on the principle of “design matters.” 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.

MG was founded in 1964 by architect Michael Graves. Recent projects include The St. Regis Hotel in Cairo, Egypt; a Fortune 100 company headquarters at Midtown Center in Washington, D.C.; The Loutrel Hotel in Charleston, SC, and 1776 by David Burke featuring Topgolf Swing Suites in Morristown, NJ.


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