David Miller (architect)
David E. Miller (born 1944) is an American architect. He is a co-founder, with Robert Hull of the Miller/Hull Partnership—a Pacific Northwest firm, an architecture professor at the University of Washington, and, since January 2007, has been Chair of the UW Department of Architecture.
Miller was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He received a Bachelor of Architecture B.Arch. from Washington State University in 1968, the worked in Brasilia as a Peace Corps volunteer. He next studied at the University of Illinois and received his Master of Architecture M.Arch. in 1972. After graduation, Miller worked for Canadian architect Arthur Erickson. He moved to Seattle in 1977 to open a branch office of Rhone & Iredale. In 1980, Miller and Robert Hull took the office independent and renamed it the Miller/Hull Partnership.
In 1990 Miller joined the faculty of the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington as an Associate Professor; he was promoted to full Professor in 1998.
Miller spoke at the Spotlight on Design Lecture Series held at the National Building Museum in 2003.
In December 2014, Miller announced he would step down as Chair of the Department of Architecture in summer 2015. The College of Built Environments has initiated a search for a new Department Chair.
Miller became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1994. Miller/Hull was selected for the AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest award the AIA can give to an architecture firm, in 2003. David Miller and Robert Hull were co-recipients of the Washington State University Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2007. In 2010 Miller and Hull were co-recipients of the AIA Seattle Chapter Medal.
Miller's book, Toward a New Regionalism: Environmental Architecture in the Pacific Northwest (2005) offers the theoretical background for his approach to design. The book was a Finalist for the 2006 Washington State Book Award in General Nonfiction.
- Miller, David E., Toward a New Regionalism: Environmental Architecture in the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington Press, Seattle and London, 2005, ISBN 0-295-98494-5
- Ojeda, Oscar Riera, editor, Ten Houses: Miller/Hull Partnership, Rockport Publishers, Gloucester MA; North Light Books, Cincinnati 1999, ISBN 1-56496-450-7
- Olson, Sheri, Miller/Hull: Architects of the Pacific Northwest, Princeton Architectural Press, New York 2001, ISBN 1-56898-231-3