Prof. Robert Miller

Robert Miller is an architect, Professor, and Director of the Clemson Architecture Center–Charleston (CAC–C). Graduate of Clemson (BA 1976) and Rice (MARCH 1979) universities, Miller started his own practice in 1986. Examining the way people use, and are used by, their environments, Miller’s work seeks to reveal the values and conceptual boundaries of the built world. His projects often include design/build components that range from light fixtures to furnishings to parts of buildings. In 1997, Miller was named Southern Regional Visiting Artist for this collected professional work by the Southern Arts Federation and the American Academy in Rome. He was awarded First Prize in the Präsenz der Zeit–2010 international design competition for Braunschweig, Germany in 2004. He is currently designing a campus for the American College of the Building Arts in collaboration with Glenn Keyes, Architect.

Miller has taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University as well as Clemson. He has lectured in the United States, Italy, the Czech Republic, and Germany; and has published in Assemblage, Art Papers, and journals in Germany and Argentina; and has authored a chapter in William Carpenter’s Learning by Building: Design and Construction in Architectural Education. Recent articles trace the institutional drift in architectural education away from professional culture, with strategies for re-constructing educational practices. His artist book, Implementing Architecture (Nexus Press, 1988) was the United States’ entry to the Leipzig Book Show in 1989 and is in the permanent collections of major museums in the U.S.

As Director of the CAC-C, Miller and his colleagues are creating a hybrid form of education, between academic and professional practices. He won the NCARB Prize for Creative Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy in 2003 and 2004 (Honorable Mention).

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