Biography // Resume
Richard Miller, AIA, a New Paltz native, has an architectural practice in New Paltz, NY focusing on environmentally-responsible design.  In 1984 he received a professional degree in Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design. Richard spent the following year researching and working in Europe, and worked in New York City for 12 years, as an architect.  He recognized the importance of green building and development early in his career, and began to actively seek work on projects in the field of green architecture and development.

Richard began working in NYC as an associate at a firm specializing in the rehabilitation of historic structures. In 1990 Richard partnered on a residential project for a chemically sensitive client with Paul Bierman Lytle, a founding member of the AIA Committee on the Environment. Richard was a founding member of Network for Sustainable New York, an NGO focusing on sustainable building and development, primarily through the UN, and traveled and lectured in China on sustainable development.  While working as an architect in NY, Richard also taught at Parsons School of Design, initiating a sustainable design track in the Interior Architectural Department. Richard worked as a project architect at Beyer Blinder Belle, a top preservation firm, for 6 years on the rehabilitation of Grand Central Terminal, from design through construction. Richard also worked on the planning and design of EcoVillage, a green community in Virginia, as a member of a design team that included Pliny Fisk, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, and Amory Lovins, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute. 

After completing Grand Central, in 1998, Richard moved to New Paltz with his family, establishing an architectural practice focusing on green architecture, and sustainable design.  Recent projects have ranged from the rehabilitation of larger historic institutional structures, planning of arts facilities, as well as the design of energy efficient, healthy, solar homes.
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