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Male, US, born 1944-09-11

Associated with the firms network

Miller Hull Partnership, LLP; Miller/Hull and Bogard, Architects

Professional History


Volunteer, Peace Corps, Brazil, 1968- 1970. Of his time in the Peace Corps, Miller wrote: "Traveling to Brazil, David served in the Peace Corps. It was a defining experience that shaped his design philosophy, one that emphasizes honesty and simplicity of expression, respecting the unique culture and place of a building’s setting. David’s focus on self-help housing in Brazil laid the foundation for his award-winning housing designs throughout the United States." (See, "David E. Miller, FAIA," accessed 12/06/2021.)

Draftsman, Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) Architects, Chicago, IL.

Architect, Arthur Erickson, Architect, Vancouver, BC, Canada, c. 1973.

Architect/Partner, Rhone and Iredale, Architects (RIA), Vancouver, BC, Canada, and Seattle, WA, -1977; He founded a Seattle office of Rhone and Iredale with Robert Hull, which became independent in 1977.

Founding Partner, Miller Hull Partnership, LLP, Seattle, WA, and San Diego, CA, 1977- . A branch office was also opened in San Diego, CA, in 05/2011. An article appeared in the Puget Sound Business Journal: "The Seattle architecture firm Miller Hull Partnership is opening an office in San Diego. Miller Hull managing partner Norman Strong and design partner Craig Curtis will split their time between the firm's Seattle and San Diego offices. Project architects Ben Dalton and Kurt Stolle will now be based in San Diego, along with newly hired business development director Amber Mauer. Miller Hull has been doing projects in San Diego since 2004. Currently, the firm is helping renovate the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry and is working on a feasibility study for a private marina and on the University of California at San Diego's Structural and Nano Materials Engineering building." (See Jeanne Lang Jones, Puget Sound Business, "Miller Hull opens San Diego office," published 05/24/2011, accessed 05/19/2022.) In 2022, the San Diego branch office was located at 4980 North Harbor Drive, UNIT #100, San Diego, CA 92106.


Miller began teaching in 1985.

Professor, University of Washington (UW), Seattle, College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) and College of Built Environments, 1989- . The UW CBE website said of his teaching: "Professor Miller teaches graduate design studios and graduate courses in Structural Architecture and Architectural Systems Integration. [He] has lectured at over 20 Universities in the United States and abroad.... Miller has directed the Architecture in Rome Program on five occasions and the Mexico City Program in 2013." (See University of Washington, College of Built Environments,edu, "David Miller," accessed 05/19/2022.)

Chair, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP), UW, Seattle, WA, 2006-2015. He was succeeded by Brian McLaren as Chair. Miller directed the UW Architecture in Rome program in 1996, 2000, 2003 and 2009. He directed the UW Mexico City Architecture Studio in 2013 and 2017.

Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.

Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Pietro Belluschi Distinguished Professor in Architecture, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

KEA Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2002.

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Seattle Chapter. Miller had joined the AIA student chapter at Washington State University by 1965. (See Washington State University Yearkbook, 1965, p. 224.)

Chair, AIA, National Committee on the Environment, c. 2013.

Member, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Design Commission, Atlanta, GA, (five years), c. 2013.

Lecture, University of Illinois, "Max Abramovitz Sponsored Lecture," Champaign, IL, 02/29/2016.

Lecture, "Digging into the Design of our New Waterfront," DSAcess, Seattle, WA, 05/03/2018.

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1994.

Recipient, AIA, National Firm Award, 2003.

Recipient, Washington State University Alumni Achievement Award, 2006.

Recipient, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, BetterBricks Designer Award, 2006.

Recipient, AIA, Seattle Chapter, Seattle Gold Medal, (with Robert Hull), 2010.

Recipient, AIA, Pacific Regional Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement, 2016.



B.Arch., Washington State University (WSU), Pullman, WA, 1964-1968. Miller lettered in gymnastics at the WSU. He was a member of the Grey W, a club for sports lettermen. (See Washington State University Yearkbook, 1966, p. 205.)

M.Arch., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 1970-1972.

College Awards

Inductee, Washington State University (WSU), Scarab (professional fraternity), Pullman, WA, c. 1965.



David E. Miller was born in Des Moines, IA, on 09/11/1944.

He attended undergraduate school in Pullman, WA, between 1964 and 1968, before traveling to Brazil to work there with the Peace Corps for two years. By 1970, he returned to the US, and matriculated at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he earned a Master of Architecture degree by 1972.

The architect worked for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Architects in Chicago, IL, after the University of Illinois, and then obtained positions in Vancouver, BC, Canada, working for the firms of Arthur Erickson and Rhone and Iredale, until 1977. While with Rhone and Iredale, he and Robert E. Hull (1945-2014) relocated to Seattle, WA, to open a branch office there. Subsequently, Miller and Hull detached from them and started an independent practice.


He wed Kathleen Augustus Dutcher (born c. 1954 in Denver, CO) on 08/26/1989 in Kitsap County, WA. Witnesses at their wedding included Robert Hull and Margot Dick. (See, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013; Reference Number: kingcoarchmc890830_07529, accessed 05/18/2022.) She had married once before and divorced on 09/17/1985. (See Department of Health, Divorce Certificates, 1968-1996 - Kronenberg - Steven - Kathleen - Et Al., Department of Health, Divorce Certificates, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives,, accessed 05/18/2022.)

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