Murray G. Miller is a Canadian architect born in 1962. Educated primarily in Canada, his career path commenced with an introduction to civil engineering at the University of New Brunswick and environmental design at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design as a planned precursor to architecture. In 1985, Murray was awarded a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (Architecture) from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canada; in 1987, he was awarded a Master of Architecture degree and in 1990 he received his Master of Environmental Design Studies (Conservation of the Built Environment) all from the same university. Murray also attended Conservation of Historic Structures at the Institute for Advanced Architectural Studies in York and the Building Conservation Masterclass at West Dean College, Chichester. In 2008, Murray was awarded a Certificate in UK Planning and Law from Leeds Metropolitan University.
Mr. Miller has twenty-nine years of experience in architecture, architectural conservation, historic preservation and preservation planning in both private practice and various levels of government. He has worked extensively throughout Canada, the United States of America, the Caribbean, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. In Canada, Murray was Period Architect for Public Works Canada; Senior Heritage Planner for the City of Victoria; Principal Heritage Planner for the City of Edmonton; and Provincial Heritage Conservation Officer for Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport. In the USA, he was the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Phoenix and Principal Historic Preservation Planner within the Historic Resources Division of an environmental planning practice in California; in New Zealand, Senior Heritage Conservation Planner for the City of Christchurch; and in the UK, he was the Senior Executive with Heritage Architecture Ltd, a private practice of conservation architects and historic building consultants in Manchester and London.
Mr. Miller has acted as an expert witness for local authorities and property developers in the Environment Court of New Zealand regarding high profile heritage projects, formulating Justification Statements in relation to the impact of new development on listed buildings and conservation areas. He has undertaken visual impact assessments of new development in sensitive areas and has provided conservation advice regarding the alteration, refurbishment and extension to listed buildings in the UK. Throughout Canada, Mr. Miller has advised Ministries, local governments, architects, developers and property owners on built-heritage in accordance with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada. In the USA, he has participated in the identification, evaluation and documentation of historic resources and was responsible for the resolution of project issues in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties; the assessment of impacts on historic resources in accordance with federal, state and local environmental, cultural and historic preservation regulations including Section 106 and CEQA; and the development of character sketches for Main Streets, National Historic Districts, Design Guidelines and Form-Based Codes.
Mr. Miller is a Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada; Associate of the American Institute of Architects; Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, a Registered Professional Planner and a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute; Associate of the New Zealand Planning Institute; Member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals; a Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (UK) and a member of the College of Traditional Practitioners of the International Network of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU).
Murray G. Miller
BEDS, M. Arch, MEDS (Cons), Assoc. AIA, MRAIC, ANZPI, CAHP, MCIP, IHBC, MICTP, MRTPI, RPP