James Miller is looking for ways to rebuild and preserve an entire culture.
Miller is a Ph.D. candidate in sustainable architecture, and his research investigates the cultural losses that occur when an entire nation is forced to relocate due to climate change. Miller believes that architects can play an important role in mitigating the cultural degradation of these displaced populations. Miller was awarded the prestigious Julie and Rocky Dixon award, which supports doctoral students who are interested in pursuing a career outside of academia.
Going forward, Miller has plans for the research and development of adaptable housing prototypes that are resilient in the face of climate change. In an ever-changing world increasingly impacted by the effects of climate change, innovators like Miller will be instrumental in helping those hardest hit by a warming planet.