J. Arthur Miller '54
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.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
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.