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Laura Miller

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

laura.miller@daniels.utoronto.ca

Laura Miller joined the Daniels Faculty in Fall 2010 as an Associate Professor of Architecture.
 
She is a partner in borfax /BLU, a research-based design office that seeks to renegotiate the disciplinary boundaries between architecture, landscape, and urban design in its work. Her proposals for the redevelopment of large urban areas, such as Hell’s Kitchen (Manhattan) and Mission Bay (San Francisco) have been exhibited and published, most recently in Fast-Forward Urbanism: Rethinking Architecture's Engagement with the City (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010). Miller’s design work has received several AIA awards and citations and a Progressive Architecture Design Award citation.
 
Prior to joining the Daniels Faculty, Miller was an Associate Professor for over a decade at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. In 2003-2004 she was the American Fellow in Architectural Design at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study. Miller was on the faculty at SCI-Arc and has held visiting appointments at UCLA, Rice, Washington and Iowa State Universities. She holds degrees in architecture from Harvard University and Iowa State University.

In addition to her design work, Miller’s theoretical research encompasses the archiving and display of objects, the socio-cultural meanings of materials and artifacts, and the ways in which the spaces of domesticity have been construed historically in both popular culture and design discourses.