Idiam Architecture’s two permanent fixtures are C. Miles La Hue and Casey Clifford. We discovered a long time ago that so much efficiency is gained by building what we design. It is important to us to be hands on and really take on a project.
C Miles La Hue
I grew up in the mountains and forests of Colorado. I recreated in places I thought no one had ever been. My upbringing demanded that I use the trees and rocks to entertain myself. I am obsessed with the orders of the natural environment. The erosive forces of water, wind and earth inspire me. The way life grows, regenerates, and adapts has a profound influence on me. In the end, I try to express these observations and impart meaning for a richer design.
My B. Arch was from the University of Colorado. I earned my M. Arch at the University of Virginia where I could freely explore how the natural environment continued to inform my design. I worked for various firms but learned quickly that the way I looked at architecture was not like theirs. I taught Architectural Design Studio for 4 years at the University of Colorado. There I taught that the natural environment could produce much more fertile design ideas that inturn would tell a much more eloquent story and expressive story in the built form.