Clay Miller - Founding Principal Bergen Street Studio

David Clayton Miller AIA

founding principal

Founding principal of Bergen Street Studio, Clay Miller loves working with old buildings. A scholar of art history, Clay has expertise in historic landmarks, adaptive reuse and urban infill design. During his eight years with Polshek Partnership, he developed instincts for balancing new construction with renovation work to energize historic structures large and small.  Clay’s designs invigorate the 19th century urban fabric by reimagining old structures with an aesthetic that is both innovative and sensitive.

Mindful of the social impact of his work, Clay is also drawn to the design of medical facilities. His interest in and experience with healthcare design allowed Clay to lead an award-winning division for healthcare planning and architecture within Polshek Partnership, where Clay was involved in over 1.5 million square feet of institutional project development. Later in his career, his experience with the design of medical facilities grew into a commitment to humanitarian architecture. Since 2014, he has worked on several major medical facilities in Central Africa, including Kigutu Hospital in Burundi.

Clay is a Fellow of the Urban Design Forum in New York. He has over 30 years of experience working in New York City and has worked in the offices of Susanna Torre, Allan Greenberg, Alex Gorlin, Paul Rudolph, Maya Lin, Asfour Guzy and Taylor Clark. He has taught at the Parsons School of Design, the Pratt Institute, and Yale University. Clay attended Columbia University’s School of General Studies in New York, and is a graduate of Duke University (Trinity ‘87) and the Yale School of Architecture (M. Arch ‘90).