Annette Miller AIA, NCARB
B. Architecture, 1980, Auburn University
B. Environmental Design, 1980, Auburn University
Registered Architect 1985, State of Ohio
Annette Miller has excellent organizational and management skills, and 32 years of experience in the management of complex projects. Annette provides oversight and overall direction for the AMA Team as Principal in Charge. Recognized for her expertise in programming, she actively participates in the planning process and provides quality control reviews at each design phase.
As Principal in Charge, Annette is responsible for cost control, quality control, coordination, and scheduling for all projects completed by the firm. Annette also continues in a Project Manager role for many of the firm’s projects where her ability to analyze and understand complex relationships is an asset.
Annette has developed ongoing relationships with regional State of Ohio University clients including Miami, Ohio State, Wright State, Cincinnati and Sinclair Community College. These clients respect her commitment to service and responsiveness on all projects.
What is your approach to architecture?
My approach to architecture is to draw out the functional and philosophical needs of the client, and to create projects that exceeds those needs. As we layer our own understanding of buildings, context, community, environment, experience, and the myriad of other issues onto a project, we go beyond the functional to create architecture. I also believe strongly that context is a critical issue on all projects, although my definition of context has evolved over the years.
What project do you feel you have made the largest impact and how did you influence that project?
My role has shifted over time, from Project Designer / Project Architect, to a more managerial function. My role now seems to be “chief questioner”. I believe that by questioning the root of project decisions and directions, I encourage the design team to continue to define, develop, and refine their thoughts and their work on each project. I am always interested in improving the quality of our work, in both the design and technical sides, and I believe we have been successful in this effort.