David E. Miller, FAIA
David is a nationally-recognized architect known for pursuing innovative sustainable and high performance design strategies
while responding to each site’s unique conditions and surrounding context. David served in the Peace Corps after graduating
from Washington State University in 1968. His focus on self-help housing in Brazil laid the foundation for his award-winning
housing designs on projects across the nation. David’s early architecture training was also gleaned at SOM, Chicago, Arthur
Erickson in Vancouver, B.C.; and Rhone Iredale in Vancouver, B.C. where he became a partner and set up the Seattle office with
Robert Hull. In 1977 the partners became independent from RIA and renamed the firm the Miller Hull Partnership.
David is currently Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, where he is also a tenured professor
of architecture. David authored Toward a New Regionalism (2005) which promotes environmental architecture and showcases the
work of Northwest architects from Portland to British Columbia. He is the chair of the National AIA’s Committee on the Environment.
David is currently serving on the Georgia Tech Design Commission and has also served on multiple design juries for regional AIA
chapters and other design award programs; lectured at universities throughout the U.S. as well as Canada, Japan and Italy; taught
design studio as a visiting professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, and University of Oregon. In 2002,
he was named the KEA Distinguished Visiting Professor of the University of Maryland.
In 2006, David received two unique awards: the Washington State University Alumni Achievement Award (past recipients include Gary
Larson, cartoonist and Edward R. Murrow) and the BetterBricks Designer Award, recognizing him as a designer who supports, uses and
designs sustainable, high performance, buildings.