R. Michael Graham was born in 1959 in St. Louis,
Missouri. He holds an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts
degree from Washington University in St Louis and
a graduate degree from the University of Illinois
at Chicago. Before attending graduate school, Michael
worked in New York City with former I.M.Pei partner
Araldo Cossutta and with real estate developer Eberhart
Brothers. After studying under Thomas Beeby and
Stanley Tigerman at UIC, he returned to New York in
1986 and worked with Lew Davis at Davis, Brody
and Associates. Michael founded Liederbach & Graham
Architects with partner Phillip J. Liederbach in 1991.

Michael lives with his family north of Chicago in
Wilmette, Illinois and is the father of three beautiful girls:
Katharine, Laura, and Sarah.