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David Miller

David Miller

Portland, OR, US

 

About 

Spatial experience, mood and emotional association are the inspirations for my design. I hope to make beautiful, interesting buildings and spaces. I’ve been fortunate that several publications including Architectural Digest have published my designs.

 

As a child I built elaborate cardboard buildings and interiors as sets for the adventures of my toys. Even up to college Lego blocks and Lincoln Logs provided a way to quickly explore massing, volume and structure.

 

As an adult I have pursued a full time career as an Architect, while taking additional coursework in landscape, furniture, lighting and interior design. As well as classes in drawing, painting and sculpture.

 

My personal work tends to the minimalistic and modern. But I have mastered several historic styles such as Neo-Classical, Monterey Revival, even Tudor and Victorian Gothic as the project required.

 

The task of Architecture as I have practiced it is to blend the pragmatic needs and requirements of a building with the art of form and space to create coherent and meaningful environments.

 


 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

M&N Studio, Partner

Custom Residential/ Design-Build/ Historic Restoration

We consult on historic restoration for commercial and residential projects.
We design new and remodel homes and even can swing a hammer.

Jan 2006 - current
 

MCM Construction/ design build, Project Manager/ Designer

Custom Residential/ Design-Build/ Residential Development
Historic Reconstruction of Griffith Residence by Pietro Belluschi

I acted as a designer, project manager, development consultant, sustainablity consultant,
grant writer and architectural historian.

Mar 2008 - Sep 2010
 

the Warner Group Architects, Project Manager/ Designer

Country Club-Resorts/ Custom Residential/ Historic Renovation

High end custom projects demanded all my organizational, team building and design skills
to create one of a kind projects from the ground up through construction.

Jan 1999 - Jan 2006
 

Moyer Associates Architects, Project Manager/ Designer

Custom Residential/ Residential Estate Planning/ Historic Renovation

Fast paced high end projects for the movers and shakers of Silicon Valley.

Jan 1994 - Jan 1999
 

Edwin James Associates, Lead Architect

Custom Residential/ Interiors/ Furniture Design

Fast paced high end projects for the movers and shakers of Hollywood.

Jan 1991 - Jan 1994
 

Siegel Diamond Architects, Project Manager/ Designer

Disabled Access Specialist/ Education/ Institutional/ Commercial/ Historic Renovation

Fast paced commercial projects including:
LA City Hall ADA survey and remodel.

Jan 1988 - Jan 1990
 

Edward C. Barker and Associates, Project Architect

Light Rail/ Transportation/ Education/ Commercial/ Medical

This was my introduction to where civic projects, civic politics, public funding and design meet.
I even got several projects built similar to how they where conceived.

Jan 1985 - Jan 1988
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), design

Lighting Design UCLA
Furniture Design UCLA
Landscape Design UCLA

Jan 1982 - Jan 1986
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), MArch, architecture

Studies included sustaindable community and housing design/ urban planning/ civic, institutional
and residential design.

Sep 1979 - Jun 1982
 

University of California, Santa Barbara, Bachelors, Economics

Majored in economics, additional studies in political science.

Further studies at UCSB College of Creative Studies:
letterpress printing/ bookbinding/ figure drawing

Sep 1976 - Jun 1978
 

West Valley College, Liberal Arts

AA in Liberal Arts

Further studies in:
architectural model building
drawing, painting and sculpture

Sep 1974 - Jun 1976
 

Areas of Specialization 



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