Ian Miley

AIA, LEED Green Associate

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Ian’s focus on the intersection between architecture and community informs much of his work, including his ability to hone in on the perfect iteration of a site design, or the key finishing detail that completes a project.

With previous experience in hospitality design, historic renovation and urban planning as well as senior and multi-family affordable housing, Ian joined the WJW staff in 2020, quickly becoming a contributor who brings a facility for communication and collaboration to every project.


Multi-family and senior affordable housing; historic renovation; urban planning.

Key Focus

Working to create architecture that leaves a site and a community better than we found it.

Research Interests

Design that revolves around shared communal spaces that blur the typical ideas of ownership in a multi-family development.

Passionate About

Urban initiatives that bring people to parts of the city they typically wouldn't venture into; currently working with City Open Workshop to explore the narratives around disinvested areas of Chicago such as the south and west side, including the stories of people who live in those places, then work to steer perceptions to create a new sense of worth around those neighborhoods. 

In a country of so much excess, there is no excuse for someone to go without a roof over their head — and the work we do, a compassionate, informed practice of architecture, can help to address that issue.

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