50th Reunion

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Wife: "Pat", High School sweetheart, married 06/14/54, in Amherst on the day after commencement. Children: Curtis Hans Miller, Married, no children. BFA, Albion College.

Owner-digitalartist: Miller Visualization LLC (MillerViz.com): Forensic Animation, Howell MI.

Nelson Pierce Miller Esq., BA, Indiana-Purdue University; J.D. University of Michigan: Partner, Fajen and Miller, specializing in Civil Rights law. Grand Haven MI.

Granddaughter: Sarah Rae Miller, age 15, Honor student.


Perth Amboy (NJ) HS: President of Student Council; "Class Politician"; Honor Society.

Amherst, 1954: BA cum laude in both English and Fine Arts; Theta Delta Chi, Masquers, ACAA. MIT, 1958: Master in Architecture, with high honors.

1958-1959:Senior Designer: Hugh Stubbins & Associates, Cambridge, Mass.

1959-1960:Senior Designer. Reginald C. Knight AlA, Bradenton, Florida.

1961-1964: independent practice in Bradenton, Florida.

1964-1967 Adjunct Professor in Architecture and in Environmental Studies: University of Detroit;

Director of Planning & Housing: Smith Hinchman & Grylls Associates, Architects & Engineers.

1968-1969: Director of Design & Planning, Harley Ellington Associates, Detroit, MI.

1969: resumed independent practice, continued to present day.

1970-1971 (concurrent with independent practice): Executive Director, The Governor's Special

Commission on Architecture: responsible for developing new methods and organization for improving State of Michigan design and construction.

1971-1973: CEO, International Construction Advisors: $1 billion of new construction overseen.

1975: Began construction management of most projects designed by my architectural firm.

1978: Began developing real estate projects, integrating the develop/design/build capabilities.

1981-1983: Opened office at Hilton Head Island S.C. Had a heart attack,4x bypass surgery.

1984-1998: Moved company to Rancho Santa Fe CA: continued development/design/

const. mgt.; expert witness in design & construction for attorney-clients in 3 states.

1999-present: returned to Michigan, where sons had remained; continue private practice in Architecture and Planning; presently Consulting Planner, Spring Lake Township, MI.


Amherst: shared the "Heisey Prize in Fine Arts" with Maury Childs. MIT: Tau Beta Pi, (engineers' equivalent to Phi Beta Kappa).

Award of Special Commendation, AlA Gulf Coast Chapter; Award of Merit, AlA Florida Association;

One-man exhibition of architectural work at Manatee County Art Center;

Michigan Governor's Award for Excellence in Architecture; Michigan Governor's Award for Excellence in Interior Design;

Governor's Special Commendation for Extraordinary Service to the People of Michigan.

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