Clark Miller

Principal, Chicago

Like many architects, Clark’s interest in architecture began at a young age.  He followed this passion through high school and college, and began work on healthcare projects early in his career. Here, he fell in love with designing healthcare spaces.  What drew him to healthcare – and what keeps him passionate about it after 30+ years – is the positive impact his projects have on the people they touch.  From patients and their families, to the care providers committed to the people they serve, Clark works closely with them all. Creating the physical environment for compassionate care, healing, and well-being is what drives Clark every day.

A sports enthusiast, he admires the process, commitment and dedication of athletes and coaches.  He sees many parallels between athletics and what goes into creating a successful architectural project: Clark is a true team player and his collaborative work style is evident in all that he does.

“It’s not really about WHAT we design – it’s not about the firm or the awards – it’s about creating an environment that can impact so many people in such a positive way. To put it simply, we do buildings that matter.”

When Clark had the opportunity to work in France, he accepted the challenge even though he had never traveled abroad.  Married with two young children, he packed up his family to live the expat life for a year.  It was a life changing event for Clark and his wife and has had a lasting impression on their worldview.  Being exposed to a different culture – the language, the food, the people – was very different from Clark’s life in Nebraska.  The experience continues to influence the way Clark looks at work, recreation, travel, and culture.

The University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute is a new outpatient facility that is specifically designed with the needs of neurological patients in mind.
The tensile mesh façade gives UC Health a signature expression for its new gateway building. It diffuses light within, reducing glare for patients who are light-sensitive.
Fun Fact

A cycling enthusiast, Clark enjoys participating in biking events.  He’s ridden the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) 10 times.  The 7-day ride covers approximately 500 miles and takes riders from the Missouri River to the Mississippi River.

Clark's Featured Work

University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute
Cincinnati, Ohio