Point Loma Marina
4980 North Harbor Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92106
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
One percent or more of our annual working hours are donated to pro bono architecture design services for nonprofit organizations.
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
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.