James Wright | FAIA, NCARB

Steven Miller | FAIA, RIBA

International Representative to Strategic Council, AIA International Region

Principal at Planning and Design Consultant, Ltd.

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with some of the world’s most successful architectural firms such as Kohn Pedersen Fox, Perkins Eastman, and FX Fowle, as well as multi-billion dollar construction companies such as Shapoorji Pallonji International, Miller’s extensive experience enabled him to identify the key areas of growth across the design and construction markets

Architecture and Planning

Programming, project administration, conceptual design, design review, consultant coordinating and administration, construction administration for every form of residential projects from single family to high rise, mixed use, affordable to luxury, hotels and resorts, and urban design. Historical sustainable re-use of buildings in cities: Prague (multiple developments), London, Milan, Florence, and Bali.

Hotel Planner and Designer

Recognized by Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood, and other hotel management companies as a planning specialist for 3-4-5 star hotels worldwide. Completed hotels for these brands as well as RF hotels, Kempinski, Ritz Carlton, and Mandarin Oriental.

Real Estate

Administrator, business development and marketing, design management, project management, sales and leasing. SWM has a deep understanding of the elements that make a successful projects.


Past Chairman and member of the Honorary Fellows jury for two years, past International Fellows representative to the College of Fellows, past President of the European Chapter of the AIA, Founder of the Middle East Chapter of the AIA, Past President of the International Advisory Committee to the AIA, and a Founder of the International Regional organization of the AIA.

Licensed in New York State and the United Kingdom.

Educational and related Activities

BArch, University of Colorado, Boulder and Masters of Urban Planning, Columbia University.

Lecturer and architectural critic at University of Rome (historical and sustainable adaptive re-use of structures), Charles University, Prague (contemporary design in a historical context), Cornell University (hotel and resort development, planning and design), Colorado University (leisure design using existing unique land opportunities), and Wisconsin University (design/development relationships).

Speaker and Published Articles

Contributor to the MEED organization based in Dubai and London. 7+ years guest speaker across the Middle East and North Africa on subjects related to real estate development, planning and architecture, urban planning, hotel design, contracting concerns, systems design and build, sustainability, and social issues related to affordable housing. Published multiple times in all of the Middle East development, design and construction magazines on similar subjects and issues and additional international publications on hotel architecture and design for new and sustainable regeneration of buildings.