Walter E. Miller, RA

Mr. Miller has been an important member of the John Portman & Associates (Portman) firm since 1987. An accomplished designer and planner, Mr. Miller directs the design team in resolving how to implement Portman design philosophy and vision into functional spaces. He has been a guest lecturer and critic at a number of prestigious schools, including the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture where he oversees administration of the Portman Prize, an award created for the purpose of encouraging the school’s graduate students to develop a holistic design approach that ties the big idea to the small detail.

Recognition of Mr. Miller’s talent began during his days as a student when he was distinguished with several awards: The Lloyd Warren Fellowship, 65th Paris Prize, First Award 1978; the William Van Alen Architect Memorial Fellowship, First Honorable Mentions 1977 and 1978; and several other awards, prizes and traveling fellowships. Prior to joining Portman, Mr. Miller was with the firm of Cesar Pelli & Associates, where he became a Senior Designer, responsible for schematic design and design development of major projects such as the World Financial Center/New York; and the Boyer Medical Research Laboratory building at Yale University.

His work experience includes:
Park Hyatt Hyderabad/Hyderabad, India
Zhong Hong Plaza/Jinan, China
Half Moon Bay/Suzhou, China
Hangzhou Mixed-Use Project/Hangzhou, China
Tong’An Road Project/Qingdao, China
TVH Entelechy Residences/Chennai, India
Hilton San Diego Bayfront/San Diego, California
Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center/Schaumburg, Illinois
The Westin Shanghai at Bund Center/Shanghai, China
Il Porto Vecchio/Genoa, Italy
Incheon 151 Tower at Songdo Landmark City/Incheon Metropolitan City, Republic of South Korea
Brooks Library - Norfolk State University/Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Charles H. Jones Science Building - Middle Georgia State College/Macon, Georgia, USA
Academic Center - Georgia Gwinnett College/Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA
Armstrong Atlantic State University Master Plan Update/Savannah, Georgia, USA
Indian School of Business Master Plan/Hyderabad, India
Academic Center - Indian School of Business/Hyderabad, India
Riverwood Town Center/Atlanta, Georgia
Shandong Hotel and Conference Center/Jinan, China
Georgia Southern University Campus Master Plan/Statesboro, Georgia, USA
College of Education Building - Georgia Southern University/Statesboro, Georgia, USA


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