Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 p.m.
Concept to Craft: The Architecture of Miller-Hull
After graduating from Washington State University, David Miller served in the Peace Corps in Brazil. He came to Seattle to form, with Robert Hull, The Miller|Hull Partnership in 1977.
The office is located in downtown Seattle and has a staff of fifty-three. In-house capabilities include master planning, urban design, full-service architectural, interior design, and space planning. Miller|Hull has projects in Washington, Alaska, Oregon, California, Washington DC, Arizona, Illinois, Wisconsin, Montana, Nevada, and Idaho.
With their experience in the Peace Corps, both David Miller and Robert Hull believe in socially responsible and humane public architecture. Since 70% of the firm's projects involve public funding, they have learned that certain responsibilities come with public work. They encourage public input as it enriches the design and makes it truly representative of the community for which it is intended. They support the process of interactive decision making through advisory groups and committees. They do not believe that public buildings need to be institutional in appearance or functionality. All public buildings are public architecture and as such must contribute in a positive way to their communities.
In addition to his work at Miller|Hull, Miller is chair and
professor at the University of Washington Department of Architecture.
He teaches graduate design studios and a graduate lecture course on
Learn more at Miller|Hull and the University of Washington Department of Architecture.