UMass Sesquicentennial

Sigrid Miller Pollin

Professor
Architecture+Design Program
Fine Arts Center 459
smillerp@art.umass.edu

Professor Sigrid Miller Pollin AIA/NCARB teaches architectural design studios in the graduate and undergraduate programs. She also annually teaches a lecture course entitled “Great Spaces” which is an international, non-chronological survey and analysis of memorable spaces. Her design studios focus on introducing students to innovative methods for developing their own individual design processes.Prior to her move to the east coast Miller Pollin was a partner with Siteworks Architecture and Chair of the Department of Architecture at California Polytechnic University Pomona, California. She is currently principal architect for Miller Pollin AIA Architecture in Amherst, Massachusetts.The relationship between built form and natural form has been a springboard for much of her work in California, Nevada and Massachusetts. In her current work including Gordon Hall, a research institute at the University of Massachusetts, she interprets the architectural value of simple regional agricultural structures integrated with the imperatives of nature.In her practice she has also developed a portfolio of projects whose character revolves around a skillful, and lively use of color particularly in interior spaces.Her work has been published in numerous journals and books including Architecture Magazine, Progressive Architecture, Global Architecture, Ville Giardini, Casa Internacional, World Cities Los Angeles, Amazing Space, Architecture California, Contract Magazine, LA Architect and You Can Be A Woman Architect.