Meredith L. Miller is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where she entered as an A. Alfred Taubman Fellow in 2009-2010. She is a licensed architect and co-founder of MILLIGRAM-office, a design practice and research platform. Their recent projects include building additions in New York and Virginia and Site Double, a full-scale installation at the 2012 Venice Biennale, Common Grounds.
Through coursework and writing, her current research explores the influence of environmental thinking on architecture and its outcomes as a diverse set of forms and practices. Her urban research on the complex effects of inundation in the southeast Asian megacities of Bangkok and Jakarta, a collaboration with Etienne Turpin and students from Taubman College, University of Indonesia, and Hong Kong University, will be featured the forthcoming edited volume, Jakarta: Architecture+Adaptation. This interest in architecture as both an ecological agent and as a representational project informs her own design research. Her experimental design and fabrication project, (De)composing Territory was awarded a Research Through Making grant. The project considers the aesthetics and temporality of bioplastics in concert with environmental factors.
Meredith received her M.Arch from Princeton University and holds a BS in architecture from the University of Virginia. Meredith has previously practiced in design firms in New York and Boston, where she was a project architect with Höweler + Yoon architecture and contributed to various projects including Sky Courts and Hover. Within this office, Meredith also co-authored the book Public Works: Unsolicited Small Projects for the Big Digon tactical design interventions within a new infrastructural landscape. Her writing has also been featured inMONU, Pidgin, Thresholds, and Another Pamphlet.