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Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series Brings Architect George Miller to Kent State

Posted Feb. 28, 2012

George H. MillerThe annual Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series presents world renowned architect, George H. Miller, managing partner at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, at 7 p.m. on March 15 in the Kiva Auditorium, 1065 Risman Drive, Kent State University.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  To ensure a seat, please call 330-672-2760 or email collegeofthearts@kent.edu.

During his visit, Miller will be sharing images of projects and talking about the current techniques in the architecture industry, then Douglas Steidl, Dean of Architecture and Environmental Design will have an interview-type conversation with Miller and a Q&A segment will conclude the series.

"I hope to draw out how Pei Cobb Freed addressed the issues and how their design quality was maintained through differing issues and approaches," said Steidl.  "Mr. Miller's visit reflects the philosophy that has guided the architecture program at Kent State since its establishment."

George H. Miller is an architect principal and managing partner at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in New York, where he has worked for more than 35 years.  The company is known for such projects as the Grand Louvre in Paris, the Rock and Roll hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, the Paloaao Lombardia in Milan and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. to name a few.  Miller is also a former president of American Institute of Architects, a member of the Architectural League of New York, Municipal Arts Society, Society of Architectural Historians and is director of the New York Building Congress.

Born in Berlin, Germany, and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miller received in BA in architecture from Pennsylvania State University and was recently awarded The Alumni Fellow Award.  He is licensed to practice architecture in 20 states and the District of Columbia an is also a member of the Order of Architects in Luxembourg.

Working from their studio in New York, eight partners and approximately eighty colleagues at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners approach each project on its own terms, drawing inspiration less from formal or theoretical preconceptions than from particularities of place and program.  This approach stems from the conviction that successful environments of lasting value can be created only when individual building projects reflect a concern for the specific physical and cultural contexts in which they occur.

The Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series aims to bring diverse views to Kent State in the fields of architecture, visual art, music, theatre and dance to share interdisciplinary experiences with students, faculty and the community.  The Series was created by Max and Cecile Draime in memory of their dear friend architect Thomas Schroth.

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For more information contact:

Effie Tsengas, PR/Marketing Coordinator, College of the Arts, etsengas@kent.edu, 330-672-8398