Imagine Tomorrow

2014 Keynote Address

2014 keynote speaker Mike Jobes

AIA, Principal

The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP


      For award-winning architecture firm Miller Hull, social responsibility lies at the heart of every design. Mike Jobes has worked at the firm for more than 14 years, specializing in civic and community projects. His work reflects the Miller Hull philosophy that all public buildings must be designed to contribute in a positive way to their communities.

      Mike has served as lead designer on projects that stand as models for their low energy footprint and responsible water usage. Among them is a City Hall in Edgewood, Washington, that takes advantage of ground-source heating and cooling, passive solar controls, and rainwater gardens that collect and filter storm water. Mike is part of a team designing a net-zero-energy house in Hood River, Oregon, that draws power from a photovoltaic array. He also led teams that designed a hydroponic suspended farm in a strip mall in Scottsdale, Arizona as well as a Scottsdale condominium complex that has been certified by the city’s Green Building Program.

       Mike joined Miller Hull in 2000 and was named a principal in 2008. He previously worked at Frank Gehry and Associates in Los Angeles. He earned both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Architecture from Washington State University School of Design and Construction. Mike makes the education of future architects a top priority. He is a frequent studio critic and lecturer at WSU and at the University of Washington. He serves on the Advisory Council for the WSU School of Design and Construction. He is also the point man at Miller Hull for selecting student interns who infuse the design discourse at the firm with fresh ideas.

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