Margie Miller, Architect
Licenses Oregon 3960, California C19631, NCARB Certification 48703 - Since 1983
Education / Awards
1980 - Bachelor of Architecture, Arizona                State University; The Outstanding Graduate of the College of Art & Architecture
1983 - licensed in Texas
1985 - licensed in California (current)
1995 - licensed in Oregon (current)
1998 - NCARB national license (current)
2009 - Masters of Architecture, Montana State University
2010 - Certified SHP (Sustainable Homes Professional, Earth Advantage Institute; similar to LEED certification, but local)
Mar 2006  Better Homes & Gardens, “A Cookbook Writer’s Kitchen: Delving Into a Dream”, pgs 42-48, by Mikhael Romain
Mar 2003 Fine Cooking, Taunton Press, “Smart Design, Great Looks”, pgs 24-25, by Amy Albert
Oct 1998 The Oregonian, Homes & Gardens of the Northwest, “A Dream Kitchen - Fit for a Cook”, pgs 10-15, by Elisabeth Dunham
Pro Bono Work
Design & Construction
Stephenson Elementary School Gardens -Raised Beds, Outdoor Classroom, and Naturescaped Area,  1995-1998
1980-81 AIA National Headquarters
              Washington, DC
Elected National Vice President of ASC/AIA, the country’s architectural student organization (now ASIS); 12 month scholarship. Oversaw organization of two annual national conventions, numerous regional conferences, wrote and published a monthly newsletter, managed the organization’s national budget, served on architecture school accreditation boards (Rice and Temple Universities, for NAAB), and QUEST charrette teams.
1981-85 Skidmore Owings & Merrill
              Houston, Texas
Designer on large world-class office buildings ranging from 10 to 80 stories. Worked on master planning and schematic building design, as well as design development of building cores, window walls, typical and corner conditions, and lobbies.
1985-92 Architects Orange
              Orange, California
Senior designer on commercial, retail, and mixed-use projects. Clients included The Irvine Company, Shea Development. Responsible for master planning, schematic design and preliminary design development, including all presentation materials. Projects included: multi-use power centers with major anchors,  involving parking reciprocity and traffic engineering, outdoor retail malls, and spec office parks, office buildings with associated parking garages.  Generation of Design Guidelines/Covenants for high-end housing developments; presentation development.
1993-present Freelance Residential  
               Portland, Oregon
New houses, additions and whole-house remodels from 500 to 5,000 sq ft. Involvement varies from master planning or schematic design only, to assisting through the entire design process: completing drawings for obtaining permits, overseeing construction, and helping select trims, finishes, fixtures, and hardware. Typical project construction costs range from $90 to $400 per square foot. Styles range from historic to contemporary.  Landscape design (w/ plant selection consultation) provided on some projects.
Born in Orange, California. Lived in Tokyo, Japan and Rabat, Morocco during jr/sr high school. Traveled around the world. Attended UC Santa Cruz; transferred to 2+3 architecture program at Arizona State University. Backpacked through Europe, got involved in student leadership, traveled widely in US.
Married 1985 - 2007.
Son Ted, born 1988. Currently working on PhD in Applied Physics at UC Berkeley.
Daughter Hillary, born 1991. Environmental Economics and Policy major at UC Berkeley. Also an accomplished artist (see ).
Personal interests include art, photography, gardening, cooking, reading, hiking and biking, and travel - local and international.
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