Norman Millar, AIA

Dean, Woodbury School of Architecture



MArch, University of Pennsylvania School of Design
BArch, University of Washington


Norman Millar is an educator and practicing architect. He has been a registered architect since 1983, licensed to practice architecture in California, Washington and Hawaii. He established his Los Angeles practice, Norman Millar Architects, in 1985. His work has been widely published and awarded. He has led the growth the architecture programs at Woodbury University since 1999 during which time enrollment has nearly tripled in size and several new graduate programs have been established.

Prior to joining Woodbury, he taught at several Los Angeles institutions including the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), USC, Pasadena Art Center, and UCLA. In 2006 on sabbatical leave, he earned a Certificate from The Ross Minority Program in Real Estate at the Lusk Center for Real Estate in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (2006). Norman has served as an accreditation team member on several NAAB accreditation visits. He is a regent for the California Architectural Foundation. He also serves on the Hollywood Design Review Advisory Board, the advisory board for the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, and the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA. Currently he is serving as president of ACSA. Norman’s academic interests are in the areas of critical practice, alternative practice and urban forestry, and everyday urbanism. Many of his critical essays have been published; including one on the plight of Los Angeles street venders, which was included in Everyday Urbanism, edited by Margaret Crawford, John Chase, and John Kaliski and published by Monacelli Press of New York in 1999 and again in 2009.  

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