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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bonneville Environmental Foundation
  • Carbon Solutions
  • Forterra
  • Nature Bridge
  • Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
  • 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