Faculty

Rick Miller


Lecturer


Contact Information

Email    rickmiller@ucla.edu
Office  Not Available
Phone  

Education

Ph.D, 2013, UCLA; 
C.Phil, 2008, UCLA; 
M.Arch, 1997, SCI-Arc; 
B.A, 1992, Connecticut College

Fields of Study

rural-to-urban migration, informal settlement and construction, landscape, built culture, world regions, developing economies

Awards

major fieldwork funding sources: 
Fulbright Hays DDRA 2010-11 
FLAS 2008-9

Research

The ger-districts, named for the traditional felt tents that still dominate the domestic landscape surrounding Ulaanbaatar, extend urban space yet retain connections to Mongolian pastoralism. How people build vernacular architecture to respond to both a settled environment and a nomadic heritage forms the basis of my research.