Steven W. Miller
Steve Miller is the Managing Director of Hospitality for GDI. In this role, Mr. Miller is responsible for driving new business in our hospitality service line. Additionally, Mr. Miller assists GDI with overall design and architecture concerns across our service lines. Steven brings decades of experience to GDI. His work with some of the world’s most esteemed architectural firms such as Kohn Pederson Fox, Perkins Eastman, and FX Fowle, as well as multi-billion dollar construction companies such as Shapoorj Pallonji International, enabled him to identify the key areas of growth across the design and construction market and earned him the esteemed accolade of Fellow in the AIA.
As a Hotel Planner and Designer, Mr. Miller completed hotel projects for several international brands including Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood, RF Hotels, Kempinski, Ritz Carlton, and Mandarin Oriental. His work on 3-, 4-, and 5-star hotels for these brands has earned him recognition as a planning specialist.
Mr. Miller’s architectural and planning skills include programming, project administration, conceptual design, design review, and construction administration. These attributes, combined with his business development and marketing skills, have allowed Mr. Miller to develop a deep understanding of the elements that make successful projects. He is currently an advisor to developers on hotel and condominium projects in the Dominican Republic, Curacao, and Croatia.
Mr. Miller is an active member in the American Institute of Architects, currently serving as an International Regional Representative to the Strategic Council of the AIA. He is a Past Chairman of the Honorary Fellows jury, Past International Fellows representative to the College of Fellows, Past President and member of the European Chapter of the AIA, Founder and Board Member of the Middle East Chapter of the AIA, Past President and present board member of the International Professional Committee Advisory Group to the AIA, Founder and board member of the International Region of the AIA, and member of the Miami Chapter of the AIA.
Mr. Miller is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture’s Graduate Real Estate Development & Urbanism program. He is a published author, having multiple writings published in Middle East development, design, and construction magazines, as well as international publications on hotel architecture and design for new and sustainable regeneration of buildings. He also lectures on World Hotel Design, both domestically and abroad, and has won numerous industry awards throughout his career.