Dick Miller is a veteran architect, lecturer and author with far-reaching experience in healthcare facility design. Originally from Salina, KS, Dick joined ESa on April 1, 1967, after earning his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas, Lawrence in 1966. He joined the firm as a Project Architect, rising through the ranks to become Senior Architect and then President in 1973. Now Chairman/CEO, Dick served as ESa’s President until 2017.
Named one the nation’s “25 most influential in healthcare design” by Healthcare Design magazine, Dick combines his decades of experience with knowledge of the latest healthcare design trends to creatively address project challenges while maintaining budget targets. He is well versed in the masterplanning, design supervision and general administration of an extensive list of new hospitals, additions/renovations and outpatient/ambulatory care/medical office facilities across the country. One of the first members of the firm to become an EDAC Accredited Individual, Dick has a long history of incorporating wellness and patient-focused care concepts into clients’ facilities.
Dick is committed to shaping healthy communities, through architecture, civic involvement and community outreach. He is a member of the AIA College of Fellows, the Nashville Symphony Board of Directors, the Nashville Hospital Hospitality House Board of Directors and a past board member of the Nashville Health Care Council. Dick was also the recipient of the inaugural Heart of Excellence award for his long-term commitment to the Greater Nashville American Heart Association in 2011, and the “Lifetime Achievement Award” in the Nashville Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes in 2010. In 2013 and 2014, he was also named in Nashville Medical News’ InCharge Healthcare list of individuals who make Nashville the “Healthcare Capital” of the world.