Robert J. Miller III, architect, father

March 12, 2014

Robert Jackson Miller III, an architect and father of four girls, died Monday, March 10, 2014, of complications related to melanoma. He was 48 years old.

Mr. Miller was the co-founder of Miller & Wright Architects, a New York City-based architecture firm that has designed award-winning homes, clubs, churches, schools and libraries. He was most proud of his work designing the St. Coletta School in Washington, D.C. as it allowed him to create a beautiful space where children and adults with intellectual disabilities could learn and grow.

Mr. Miller was born in Washington D.C. He grew up in Chevy Chase Village and attended the Landon School. He studied architecture at the University of Virginia, earning degrees in both architecture and architectural history. Mr. Miller earned his masters degree in architecture at Princeton University.

Prior to forming Miller & Wright, Mr. Miller worked in the office of Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York. He continued his career at Michael Graves Architect and was the partner-in-charge of the New York office for five years.

Mr. Miller’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including Architectural Digest, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New Jersey Life, Waterfront Home & Design, Professional Builder, Custom Homes and Blueprints.

His lifelong passion for architecture paled next to his love for his wife and four daughters. Mr. Miller was happiest watching movies with his girls, coaching their lacrosse teams, or swimming on the beach in Rehoboth Beach with them. He was active in every element of his girls’ lives, from attending plays and assisting in projects at the Far Brook School in Short Hills, N.J., where three of his daughters attend, to custom designing elaborate Halloween costumes.

He is survived by his wife, Grace Mulvihill Miller; his daughters, Eve Maddox Miller, Grace Margot Miller, Elizabeth Bowes Miller (Lily B) and Frances Mulvihill Miller (Poppy); his sisters, Emily Miller Bruun (Chris Bruun) and Jennifer West Anderson (Thorold Barker); his brother Robert Anderson (Beth Johnson); his parents Daniel Godwin Anderson and Margot West Anderson; 10 sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and 20 adoring nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Fidelity Investments, care of Lee Prince 3714 Cardiff Court, Chevy Chase MD 20815. Please indicate that it is for the Miller Memorial Education Fund.


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