Position:  Part Time Instructor - Interior Design Program

photo of Keith Miller

Courses taught: Interior Design Capstone Senior Studio:  Commercial Interior Design, Portfolio Design and Professional Practice

Research interests:  Universal Design, Sustainable Product Manufacturing



Experience:
In Fall 2004, Keith stepped in to assist fellow instructor and wife, Beth Marie Miller, with the task of guiding the senior level interior design students through the intimidating process of understanding complex design challenges, developing AutoCAD drafted contract drawings, and preparing for the professional interior design environment.  Keith is an NCIDQ certified full-time interior design practitioner who has operated his own small consulting firm since 1995.  He has received awards through professional organizations like the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and is occasionally invited to publish articles on various topics related to the interior design career field.

Professional memberships:  Professional Member - American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Member - United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Member - Material Connexion

On a lighter note: I enjoy advocating access for all people of all different kinds of abilities.  One in five people is personally affected by permanent alterations in standard perceptions of physical and mental abilities.  Architects and builders very rarely, if ever, consider the impact of sub-satisfactory design choices in residential dwellings which exclude people with varying abilities.  It’s my calling to inform intelligent, flexible and sustainable space planning solutions to this important population.

Favorite Designers:  Frank Gehry, Daniel Ost, and nice ones who have good character and integrity
                       
Favorite Design Book:  Cradle-to-Cradle, by Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart…at last!  There really are viable answers to the world’s problems.  Utopia, here I come!

Favorite Design Magazines:  Interior Design, Dwell, Elle Décor

Favorite Design Websitewww.materialconnexion.com

Favorite Design TV Shows:  Don’t watch them!

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