Miller IDS Supporting Austin’s Architects

The Miller IDS team is very excited to be a sponsor of the American Institute of Architects Austin Summer 2015 Conference! The conference will be held August 20th and 21st at the Norris Conference Center.

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Hotels to the Rescue

The Chicago Motor Club building in downtown Chicago once bustled with the excitement of travelers picking up TripTiks before they embarked on cross-country journeys in their Edsels and Packards. The classic Art Deco building, designed by the architecture firm Holabird & Root and erected in 1928, inspired travelers with its sleek, clean design, and the… ... Read more...

Robots in Architecture

Robots have long been used in manufacturing – it’s probable that your car, computer, and dozens of other possessions were at least partially built by robots.  And now you might even find a robot at the drawing board next to yours! Well, not exactly. The robots aren’t being used to create drawings – CAD does… ... Read more...

Bikes to the Rescue

Building apartments without parking is not the only way to encourage pedestrians and discourage drivers, of course. Danish architect Jan Gehl, a champion of bicycle use in cities as an antidote to heavy traffic, has advised several large cities – including Mexico City, Beijing, and New York City – on how to enhance bicycle usage…. ... Read more...

Austin’s old power plant downtown now stunning creative office

The massive Art Deco-inspired Seaholm Power Plant in downtown Austin has long captivated the imaginations of locals and visitors alike, and now after many years of dreaming and planning the retrofitted building is almost ready for its new occupants. About 70 employees of Athenahealth — a software company — will move into the building near… ... Read more...

Is it Worth Your Time to see the Chicago Architectural Biennial?

Big architecture shows are hardly news these days, but the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial (October 2014 – January 2016), is the first time the city of big shoulders has officially showed off its skyscrapers, bungalows, and other architectural gems since the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893! But does that fact make it worth a visit?… ... Read more...