It is with great sadness that The Miller Hull Partnership today announces the recent passing of beloved colleague and founding partner, Robert Hull FAIA, from complications related to a stroke suffered while on sabbatical in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. — millerhull.com
Robert Hull, the creative force behind the highly successful and deeply respected firm The Miller Hull Partnership, has passed away due to complications from a recent stroke. For the full release provided by the firm, click here (PDF).
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As a founding partner of The Miller Hull Partnership, along with David Miller, Robert has been the creative force behind the majority of the firm’s public projects and community buildings. An award-winning design architect, Robert’s experience on a wide range of project types goes beyond meeting the program requirements. It is a search for ideal solutions.
Robert received a bachelor of architecture degree in 1968 from Washington State University, twice receiving the Student Distinction Award. From 1968 to 1972, Hull served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Afghanistan, where he designed and built the headquarters for the National Tourism Agency and helped establish a school of architecture at Kabul University.
After returning to the United States, he worked in the New York office of Marcel Breuer from 1972 to 1975. He relocated to Vancouver, Canada, in 1975 to join Rhone and Iredale Architects, where he was named partner and opened the RIA Seattle office with David Miller. In 1977 the partners became independent from RIA and renamed the firm the Miller Hull Partnership. Bob was named a Fellow by the American Institute of Architects in 1992.
Alongside of Miller in 2006, Bob received the Washington State University Alumni Achievement Award, which recognizes and honors alumni who have given outstanding service and provide encouragement to alumni for perpetual service to Washington State University. In early 2010, Bob and Dave were selected for the 2010 AIA Seattle Medal of Honor in consideration of their extraordinary lifetime collaboration and the achievement embodied in their work.
Robert has helped foster within his firm an emphasis on creative team design while providing strong inspirational conceptual leadership. Communication skills and ease in the public forum of architecture are recognizable talents that Robert has instilled into the firm practice. These attributes have resulted in design projects that reflect the input of the users in thoughtful and enriched design solutions. Through the leadership of Robert and David, Miller Hull is the recipient of the National Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects.