Miller Hull Partnership
Total Projects from Miller Hull Partnership: 22
Architect and founding partner of the Miller Hull Partnership, David Miller was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1944. He received a bachelor of architecture degree in 1968 from Washington State University. Dave spent the following two years in the U.S. Peace Corps in Brasilia, Brazil, working on self-help housing. On a Plym Fellowship, he attended the University of Illinois, where he received a master’s in architecture in 1972. During these years he worked part-time at the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
After completing his graduate studies, Dave worked one year for the Vancouver, Canada, firm of Arthur Erikson on the British Columbia Provincial Courthouse. In 1975 he joined Rhone and Iredale Architects, where he was named partner and soon opened the RIA Seattle office with Robert Hull. In 1977 the partners became independent from RIA and renamed the firm the Miller Hull Partnership.
Dave joined the University of Washington in 1990 as an associate professor of architecture, teaching graduate design studio. He was named a fellow by the American Institute of Architects in 1994. In 1998 he received tenure at the university and was advanced to the rank of full professor. Currently, he is chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington.
In 2006 he received two unique awards: the Washington State University Alumni Achievement Award and the BetterBricks Designer Award, which recognized him as a designer who supports, uses, and designs sustainable, high-performance, commercial buildings. In early 2010, Dave and Bob 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 E. Hull, FAIA
Architect and founding partner of the Miller Hull Partnership, Robert Hull was born in Moses Lake, Washington, in 1945. He 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.
Miller Hull Partnership
After graduation from Washington State University, both David Miller and Robert Hull served in the Peace Corps in Brazil and Afghanistan, respectively. Upon returning they worked separately in various offices including Marcel Breuer and SOM prior to coming to Seattle to form The Miller Hull Partnership in 1977. In 1985 Norm Strong was named partner, and in 1994 Craig Curtis became the fourth partner. In 2008 the Miller Hull Partnership added three new partners, Sian Roberts, Ron Rochon and Scott Wolf. The office is located in downtown Seattle and has a staff of sixty-three. In-house capabilities include master planning, urban design, full-service architectural, interior design, and space planning. We have projects in Washington, Alaska, Oregon, California, Washington DC, Arizona, Illinois, Wisconsin, Montana, Nevada, Idaho, British Columbia and Alberta Canada.
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