Miller Hull

The idea for what would become The Miller Hull Partnership started in villages of Brazil and Afghanistan

Miller Hull founders David Miller and Robert Hull began by designing many award winning earth sheltered and solar buildings in the early 1980’s. The tradition of designing dynamic and environmentally sensitive buildings continues to this day.

The powerful landscape of the Pacific Northwest where they grew up profoundly influenced founding the partners. Our enduring perspective on architecture deals intimately with the human impact and context of the buildings we design.

Engagement

The legacy of David Miller and Robert Hull’s experience in the Peace Corps laid the foundation for our firm’s ongoing service to our communities. We actively share our time, resources and expertise with a range of design, community and environmentally-oriented organizations.

Sustainability Commitments

AIA 2030 Commitment

As an early signatory to this AIA program that seeks transformation of the built environment through greenhouse gas emission reductions, Miller Hull has designed many buildings that exceed this standard.

As part of Miller Hull’s ongoing participation in the AIA 2030 Commitment, we collect and report the the estimated energy reduction from each of our projects annually. The goal of the challenge is to design buildings that are carbon-neutral by the year 2030. While we are are not yet meeting the Challenge, we are steadily improving our performance each year in pursuit of the target reduction.

Miller Hull tracks our annual progress towards meeting the 2030 carbon-neutral goal to ensure our energy performance is trending in the right direction. With the dotted orange line representing our total project square footage designed each year, you can see that although our amount of area we design increases, so does our energy reduction.

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Miller Hull Sustainability Action Plan

At Miller Hull, our commitment to sustainability extends beyond design – we believe transparency in our efforts will keep us accountable and inspire others to join our journey.  To that end, we have made our Sustainability Action Plan public at the link below and will continually track and report our performance so that others may learn from our attempts.

The goals, objectives and strategies outlined in this document embody our firm’s values and represent our commitment to be rigorous in everything we do. Through our design work and in our office operations, we are accountable for, and continually improve toward, each goal.

We welcome your suggestions and feedback as we strive to continuously improve.

Our commitment to sustainability in our project work extends to our office operations as well. Since we completely offset our carbon footprint every year, we must track our operations to continually improve our reduction and hold ourselves accountable.

Bonneville Environmental Foundation

We purchase Carbon Offsets supporting renewable energy sources like solar and wind power to completely offset the annual environmental impact of our business footprint.

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MH 2015 Carbon Footprint

Health Product Declaration Collaborative

We are members of this organization committed to improvement of the building industry’s transparency and innovation for a more accurate, reliable and consistent reporting of product contents and related health information.

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International Living Future Institute

From participation in the Living Future unConference, to achieving the Living Building Challenge performance standard with the Bullitt Center, and as recipients of the JUST social justice label, we are closely aligned with ILFI goals to move toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.

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JUST The Social Justice Label

We are recent recipients of the JUST label–a social justice transparency platform and disclosure tool of the International Living Future Institute providing at-a-glance information in key social justice categories such as diversity, equity, safety, employee benefit, local benefit and community stewardship. Check out our stats!

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Miller Hull Red List V1.0

As part of our Sustainability Action Plan (Objective B.1: Design to achieve the LBC Materials Petal) Miller Hull is committed to removing six Red List chemicals from our projects, beginning in 2017. The document below provides data to help our staff educate clients, peers, and partners on the scientifically-based rationale behind removing these chemicals of concern. We hope you find it equally useful as part of your own materials journey.

Miller Hull Red List v1.0

SF Carpet Regulation 2018

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Pro Bono Design Services

Donating services enables us to share thoughtful design time and expertise to those in need or who share a common mission supporting progressive environmentalism and social causes. Many opportunities have come our way as a result of employee connections.

1+ Program

One percent or more of our annual working hours are donated to pro bono architecture design services for nonprofit organizations.

Recent projects include:

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Green Warrior Society

Deep green design services to non-profit organizations with strong social and environmental missions.

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Scholarship Programs

Our partners honor their alma maters through endowed scholarships awarded annually to design students (administered by each university on our behalf).

Washington State University | The Miller Hull Partnership Design Excellence Scholarship

Contact | Matthew Cohen, cohenm@wsu.edu

Washington State University Department of Architecture

 

 

University of Washington | The Miller Hull Partnership Endowed Scholarship Fund

Contact| Claudine Manio, Claudine@uw.edu

University of Washington College of Built Environments

University of Oregon | The Miller Hull Endowed Scholarship

Contact | Cindy Lundeen, clundeen@uoregon.edu.

University of Oregon School of Architecture & Allied Arts

Mentorship | Teaching

Miller Hull is committed to educating and inspiring students who are the future of our profession.

ACE Mentorship Program

Colleagues in both Seattle and San Diego studios partner with local AEC design professionals in a six-month program introducing high school students to architecture, engineering and construction.

University of Washington

David Miller is a tenured professor, and several Miller Hull staff serve as adjunct teachers and offer studio reviews in the College of Built Environments.

Washington State University 'Imagine Tomorrow' Program

We critique projects and jury this annual program for K-12 students exploring the transition to alternate energy sources through research and innovation.

New School for Architecture, San Diego

Members of our team are on the school advisory board, regularly present to classes and critique student projects.

Charitable Activities

We support numerous organizations through annual contributions, sponsorships, board and volunteer involvement, and are active participants in a range of conservation and service projects.

Design industry
  • ACE Mentor Program
  • AIA
  • AIA 2030
  • ARCADE
  • Center for Architecture & Design (Seattle)
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Design Build Institute of America
  • Design in Public | Seattle Design Festival
  • Health Product Declaration Collaborative
  • International Living Futures Institute (ILFI)
  • Society for College & University Planning (SCUP)
  • Seattle Architecture Foundation
  • Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
  • Space.City
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • US Green Building Council (USGBC) San Diego
  • UW Professional Advisory Council
  • Verdical Group
Community-focused
  • Cascade Bicycle Club
  • Community Lake-to-Bay Trail
  • Food Lifeline
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Living Coast Discovery Center
  • Posado’s Safe Haven
  • Rural Studio (Auburn University)
  • San Diego River Park
  • Seattle Aquarium Foundation
  • United Way
  • Urban Discovery Academy
  • Water 1st International
Environmental
  • Bonneville Environmental Foundation
  • Carbon Solutions
  • Forterra
  • Nature Bridge
  • Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
Client-Based
  • King County Library Services
  • Northwest Railway History Center
  • Pike Place Market Foundation
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Technology Access Foundation
  • Open Window School
  • Sahar Foundation
  • San Diego Zoo Foundation
Professional Organizations
  • Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce

Awards

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Design work that expresses clarity of concept, attention to context, a sense of authenticity and beauty—bound by progressive environmental responsibility—has earned us over 350 local, national and industry design awards spanning project types. Beyond professional recognition, these honors represent thoughtful collaboration with clients who share our values. We are proud to be the most consistent winner of AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) ‘Top Ten Green Project’ awards honoring beautiful, sustainability-designed buildings.

In 2003, Miller Hull received the Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects—the highest industry commendation for architecture firms recognizing a practice that has consistently produced notable quality of design for more than 10 years.

The essence of their practice and the genius of their work, is collaboration. Whether it be among partners and staff, consultants and artists, client, the community – or the very materials of metal, wood, stone and glass – through which concept engages program and site – they choreograph a nourishing dialogue, which blossoms in a straightforward elegant architecture that delights the eye and elevates the soul. Enlightened stewards, equally faithful to their profession and the public realm, theirs is a model of best practice where nature is a co-equal giver of form, guiding the art and science of craft in the service of architects’ ultimate client, the Planet Earth.

AIA 2003 Firm Award certificate

People

Our ability to design beautiful, meaningful places flows from a team of curious and engaged individuals who thrive in an open and collaborative studio environment.  Building on a history of incredible consistency—fueled by growth from within, transparent leadership transition, and continual investigation at the boundaries of current thought—enables us to break new ground and not rest on past achievements or ideas.

The original partnership between Dave Miller and Bob Hull was formed out of mutual respect and an unwavering pursuit of design excellence, seasoned with fun and good humor. The bond between employees and the genuine pleasure we take in working and playing together is a testament to Dave and Bob’s continuing influence as we have expanded into a multi-studio West Coast architecture firm.

Seattle Studio

San Diego Studio

Casey Riske

AIA, Associate

Elizabeth Moggio

AIA, Associate

Mathew Albores

AIA, Associate

Steve Doub

AIA, Associate, Specification Writer

Becky Roberts

AIA, Associate

John MacKay

AIA, Associate

Nicole Verkist

Associate, Marketing

Maaike Post

AIA, Associate

Cory Mattheis

AIA, Associate

Eric Nothdurft

AIA, Associate

David Arnold

AIA

Alexa Strong

Accounting

Jake LaBarre

AIA

Anton Dekom

AIA

Ryan Drake

Lauren Keene

Tets Takemoto

AIA

Wojtek Szczerba

Catharine Killien

AIA

Sean Waldron

AIA

Maria Do

AIA

Eugene Lau

AIA

Cristine Traber

AIA

Michelle Petersen

AIA

Zubin Rao

AIA

Matt Kikosicki

Chris Grammens

AIA

Rohit Eustace

AIA

Whitney Pearce

AIA

Marcy Shaw

Ann Awantang

AIA

Jayme Van Oot

AIA

Jessie McClurg

AIA

Chris Hellstern

AIA, Living Building Challenge Services Director

Peipei Sun

April Ng

AIA

Bradly Gunn

Claire Rennhack

AIA, PE

Rebekah Cason

AIA

Glen Stellmacher

Kristen Dotson

Alex Wolfrum

Jennifer Stormont

AIA

Sean Morrissey

AIA

Kate Cudaback

Office Manager

Keegan Raleigh

Marjorie Anderson

Project Administration

Tami Gramer

Controller

Malika Kirkling

Brooke Thompson

Kejia Zhang

Siyu Qu

Susan McNabb

AIA

Celeste Meneses

Julie Irvin Lawson

Marketing Director

Andrew Simes

AIA

Corey Collier

Tristan Walker

Sarah Chan

Vlanka Catalan

Adriana Felix

Receptionist

Brianna Stepper

Project Administration

John Liles

Accounting Assistant

Katherine Misel

Communications Specialist

David Lieberman

Emily May

Marketing Coordinator

Dongtao Bi

Kelsey Kays

Contract Specialist

Molly Taylor

Aaron Argyle

Kelley Ross

AIA, Associate

Amber Mauer

Associate, Business Development Director

Kevin Carpenter

AIA, Associate

RT Lonsdale

Genc Berisha

Jared Barrios

Jeff Troutman

Tina Angeles

AIA

Heather Ruszczyk

AIA

Judith Rodriguez Lambotte

Michael Palmore

Sam Strong

Onofrio Prinzivalli

Milen Milev

Jonathan French