William C. Miller, FAIA, is a Professor of Architecture in the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah.  From 1992 to 2002 he served as the dean.  Before arriving in Utah in 1992, he taught at, and was head of, the Department of Architecture at Kansas State University, as well as serving on the architecture faculty at the University of Arizona. Miller holds a B.Arch. from the University of Oregon, and a M.Arch. from the University of Illinois. An architect registered in several states and holding an NCARB Certificate, he has practiced in California, Washington, Arizona, and Kansas. His design work has been published and he has won several awards.  In Fall 2003, he was appointed the Plym Distinguished Visiting Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois @ Urbana/Champaign. 

    An active scholar, Miller publishes and lectures regularly on Alvar Aalto and modern Scandinavian architecture. In addition to authoring and co-editing several books, his writings have appeared in the Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Architecture, The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Scandinavian Culture, International Dictionary of Garden History and Landscape Architecture, International Dictionary of Interior Architecture, International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture, The Encyclopedia of Architecture, The AIA Gold Medal, ptah, The Senses & Society, Polis, Forum Journal, The Journal of Architectural Education, The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, Progressive Architecture, Architecture & Urbanism, The Architectural Association Quarterly, and Faith & Form among other publications.  He has presented numerous scholarly papers, and served on many design award juries.

    Miller has served a three year term on the Board of Directors of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (1996-99), and participated in over twenty accreditation visit teams (chairing most of them).  He previously served for three years on the Board of Directors of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (1988-91).  A past member of the State of Utah Architects Licensing Board, he chaired the Committee on Education of NCARB for three years.  Bill is also active in the state, regional, and national affairs of the American Institute of Architects.  He was appointed to the AIA's Educator/Practitioner Network Advisory Committee and later to the Education Committee.  His participation on numerous boards and commissions allows him to serve as a voice for architectural excellence and design quality at the local as well as national level.


In 1997 he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.  In 2004, Bill received the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor Award.  These two awards are among the highest honors an architect and an architectural educator can receive.  More recently, AIA Utah honored him with their 2007 AIA Utah Bronze Medal Award for his ongoing contributions to the profession.    


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