David Miller and Robert Hull each were honored with a WSU Alumni Achievement Award from the WSU Alumni Association Thursday, April 20, at a ceremony held at the School of Architecture and Construction Management. Co-founding partners of Miller/Hull Architects in Seattle, both received their bachelor of arts in architecture from WSU in 1968.

The duo’s projects have provided significant contributions to the field and have garnered more than 100 national, regional and American Institute of Architects awards and citations over the past 25 years. In 2003, Miller/Hull was named AIA Firm of the Year, the highest award bestowed upon an architectural firm from the American Institute of Architects.

Both Miller and Hull are fellows of the AIA and serve as professionals, educators, guest speakers and industry experts. Miller, who serves as professor of architecture at the University of Washington, worked on the WSU Shock Physics Institute on WSU’s Pullman campus. Hull’s educational emphasis is in the area of school construction and his work has benefited numerous educational institutions and community centers. Together they have demonstrated their commitment to their alma mater by establishing the Miller/Hull Architecture Endowment, which will support graduate architecture scholarships and internships.

Gregory Kessler, director of the School of Architecture and Construction Management, wrote in his nomination of Miller and Hull, “We are honored to be able to nominate these two alumni jointly as their collaborations have yielded some of the most provocative modern architecture in the United States.”

Kessler noted that the highly creative and dedicated architects represent the principle that the most significant and meaningful work evolves from discourse and a common desire to create environments that embrace human life.

“This joint nomination reflects the collaborative nature of two alumni who, together, have inspired leadership and served as role models for many young architects, both regionally and nationally,” said Kessler. “They embody all of the values and aspirations faculty seek in representing excellence from Washington State University.”

The WSU Alumni Achievement Award was created in 1970 by the Alumni Association Board of Directors to recognize and honor alumni who have given outstanding service to WSU and made significant contributions to their profession, community and nation. The award also serves as encouragement to alumni to provide perpetual service to Washington State University. Out of nearly the 250,000 total WSU graduates, Miller and Hull received the 452nd and 453rd Alumni Achievement Awards.