About Lowell Miller
Lowell Miller is the Fabrication Coordinator/Supervisor for the Illinois School of Architecture (ISoA) Fabrication Shops. He is in his fifth year at the ISoA shops. Mr. Miller oversees operations in the ISoA Woodshop (woodworking tools and machines, log mills, chainsaws, etc.), DigiFab shop (laser cutter, CNC, robotic arm, vacuum former, waterjet, cnc plasma cutter, etc.), and Print/3D Print lab.
Mr. Miller developed the Root to Roof program in spring 2016 soon after he started with ISoA. Root to Roof is a program which minimizes urban wood and tree waste by turning that material into usable lumber for design build projects. Since the program’s inception, Root to Roof has built multiple small and larger scale projects by milling, drying, and dimensioning locally sourced material that would otherwise be placed back into the carbon cycle. Root to Roof has also been awarded multiple grants, a grand total of more than $100K, for their ongoing efforts to educate students, staff, and faculty in sustainable methods of design and fabrication.
Mr. Miller came to the university with 20 years’ experience in private industry involving sales, electrical, construction, fabrication and design. He loves to problem solve and innovate in unconventional ways toward beneficial solutions. Mr. Miller’s passions are his family, nature, tools, and industrial design.