Male, born 1954-03-09

Associated with the firm network

Miller Hull Partnership, LLP

Professional History


Draftsman/Designer, Miller Hull Architects, Seattle, WA, 1979-1985.

Partner, Miller Hull Architects, Seattle, WA, 1985- . Strong was the third partner in the Miller Hull firm. He divided his time between Miller Hull's main Seattle office and its San Diego branch, c. 2014. His profile in 2021 stated: "He is currently the firm leader behind the multi-phased $400 million net zero San Ysidro Land Port of Entry border crossing in San Diego, California. In addition, he is in the same capacity for the Seattle Pacific University's new $52 million University Center currently in design." (See, "Norman Strong," accessed 12/06/2021.)

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Vice-President, AIA, 2005-2007.

Chair, AIA Sustainability Discussion Group (or SDiG).

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 2004.

Winner, BetterBricks Advocate Award, 2007.


High School / College

Graduate, Pullman High School, Pullman, WA, 1974.

B.Arch., Washington State University (WSU), Pullman, WA, 1974-1978.

College Awards

B.Arch., cum laude, Washington State University (WSU), Pullman, WA, 1978.



Strong was born in Moscow, ID, the son of Howard Strong and Mary Newton. During Norman's childhood, his family lived in Potlatch, ID, where his father worked for the Nirk Lumber Company. They lived here until 1952, when they relocated to Troy, ID, also in Latah County. In Troy, Howard Strong farmed and, during summers, worked for the Rauch Lumber Company.

By 1961, Howard Strong moved his family to nearby Pullman, WA, where he began work for the facilities office of Washington State University. Norman attended Pullman High School.

In 1977, Norman resided on South Fairway Road in Pullman. (See, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013, accessed 12/06/2021.)


His father, Howard Irving Strong(born 04/18/1921 in Floweree, MT-d. 04/21/2003 in Clarkston, WA), grew up on a farm in Cora, Latah County, ID. During his life, he farmed and worked in lumber mills early in his adult life, and later went to work for Washington State University's physical plant in 1961. He retired from WSU as the Supervisor of Janitorial Services in 1982. He saw military service during World War II as an US Army medic, and himself wounded in the war. (See Find a, "Howard Irving Strong," accessed 12/10/2021. The Find a entry was based on information published in an obituary, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, 04/23/2003.)

Norman's mother, Mary Rosella Newton (born 12/27/1923 in Saco, MT- d. 04/19/2007 in Pullman, WA), married Howard Strong on 04/18/1942 at Potlatch, ID.


He wed Susan Jean Saldin (born 07/08/1954 in Pullman, WA) on 11/14/1977 in Pullman, WA. (See, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013, accessed 12/06/2021.) Both Norman adn Susan attended Pullman High School and Washington State University (WSU).

Her parents were Theodore Roy Saldin (born 12/30/1920 in Coleharbor, ND-d. 04/13/2014 in Los Angeles, CA) and Eva Jean Fisher (born 09/05/1925 in Farmington, WA-d. 07/04/2000 in Pullman, WA).

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