Architecture  -  j u l i a   m i n e r   S T U D I O


Concord, MA:  We specialize in adapting historic structures into modern living spaces and using regional materials to create residential, hospitality and institutional design that feels at home in its surroundings.  Projects in Massachusetts and Maine (2000 - present)    

Paradise Valley, Arizona:  Adobe house restoration won an Arizona Governor's Award in historic preservation. Renovation of historic San Carlos Hotel, adaptive reuse of lofts, photography studio   (1990 –1999)    

CT, NY, MA:  Planning and design of large communities in St. Petersburg and Bradenton, FL, renovation, preservation and extension of churches, historic homes, medical and commercial facilities in the Northeast,   (1984 - 1990) 

Architecture -  in Collaboration

Loheed Design Partners, Cambridge, MA:  Ferry Terminal, Hoboken NJ, designed retail/office in historic landmark ferry, bus, and train complex   (2005)   
Graham Gund Architects, Cambridge, MA: The Town Square at Waterville Valley, NH, village with retail, office and residential uses  (1987-88)  
Johannsen and Bhavnani Architects, New York: The School for Strings, renovation  (1984-85)  
Moore Grover Harper, Essex, CT:  Charles Moore’s internationally recognized Connecticut office.  Two passive solar houses, one of which won a “Record House” award from Architectural Record magazine, campus planning and design of Hood Museum and Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, published in Architecture magazine, waterfront urban design in Springfield, MA and Hartford, CT  (1980 - 83)   

Illustration and Art

Save Our Stream (2017)

The Lighthouse Santa  (Flying Dog Stories, 2011)

The Unbreakable Code  (Northland, 1996)

The Shepherd’s Song  (Dial, 1993)

Freelance illustration work  (1988 - 2000)
Original illustrations and fine art sold to private collections  (1990-present)

Painting and Illustration Exhibits:  

Bemis Hall, LIncoln MA (April 2017), University of Arizona (Oct -Dec 2016), Acton Coffee House (Nov 2015-March 2016), Umbrella Community Arts Center  (2000 - present), Artspace, Maynard, MA (2013), 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA (2012) Red Door Gallery, Dover, MA (2005), Arizona Commission on the Arts:  Original picture book art exhibited in traveling show (1997 - 2002), "Architecture as Frozen Music" sculpture exhibited, Chester, CT  (1983)


Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship, one of three finalists (2012)

Arizona Governor’s Fourth Grade Literacy Book of the Year  (2006)

Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts   Artist Residency   (2003)

Arizona Commission on the Arts, Picture Book Illustrator's Show   (1997)

Arizona Governor’s Award in Historic Preservation  (1996)

Smithsonian Notable Book of the Year  (1996)

Western Writers of America Spur Award for Story Telling  (1996)

Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency  (1987)

AIA Journal drawing award  (1983)


"The Calligraphy of Pastels" adult course, Umbrella Arts Center (2016 - 2017)

Visiting Professor in Architecture:  Principia College, Elsah, IL  (fall 2012, spring 2015)

Illustrator school visits:  Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Illinois, Missouri   (1996 - present)

Art director, artist in residence and visiting teacher:   Camp Newfound, Maine    (2001 - present)

Adjunct Professor, Drawing and design:  Architecture Department, Arizona State University  (1990-1991)

Drawing Teacher Assistant:  Yale Architecture School 
French Teacher Assistant:   Dartmouth College
Guest architecture critic:  Dartmouth College, Williams College, Yale University, Arizona State University, Boston Architectural Center (1982 - present)


Continuing Education
Oil Painting Workshops    Plein air, Maine and California   (1996 - present)
Scottsdale Artists School    Various painting classes   (1990 - 1996)
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln MA, illustration, Ilse Plume   (1989-90)
Architecture Research and Education  (1980 – present)

Masters in Architecture, Yale University
One of two studio projects chosen for Yale Retrospecta magazine.  Internships:  Harold Buttrick Associates, New York - residential and school renovations, Giraffe house for the Bronx Zoo;  Design Associates, Nantucket - renovations in historic district; Historic American Buildings Survey, Santa Clara, CA - documented buildings for National Register of Historic Places.

BA, Dartmouth College
Cum laude.  Foreign study in French and Architecture – Sorbonne, Paris; Université de Toulouse, France.  Internship for environmentally planned development of Eastman, in Grantham, NH.  Awarded Dartmouth Graduate Fellowship in Painting, Dartmouth Ames Award in Studio Art


US Green Building Council

American Institute of Architects

Boston Society of Architects

Congress for the New Urbanism

National Council of Architectural Registration Board

Umbrella Community Arts Center   Concord MA   

Concord Art Association   Concord, MA

Rural Land Foundation   Lincoln, MA, Board of Directors 2004-2009

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators