Scott Miller is the Workshop Technical Manager of the B.15 Modelmaking Workshop at Manchester School of Architecture. Before taking up this position he worked as a freelance modelmaker on architectural, commercial and display models and in exhibition design and construction. Scott obtained a degree in Modelmaking in 2011 from the Arts University Bournemouth.

Scott’s interests lie in the preservation, theory and promotion of modelmaking in design education. He co-ordinates the externally sponsored B.15 Modelmaking awards which began in 2015 and has since collaborated with Mecanoo, SimpsonHaugh, HENN and Bjarke Ingels Group

He is the primary author of past and ongoing projects on the B.15 Modelmaking Workshop blog

Published Work

Miller, S. 2021. “Piecing together the old and new” 23/09/2021 The V&A Research Institute (VARI), Available at

Miller, S. 2019. “The Value of the Studio Workshop” The Victoria and Albert Blog, Architectural Models Network, 04/02/2019 Available at

Lucas, R., Miller, S & Backhouse, J. 2019. “Dwelling Perspectives and Practices of Making in Architectural Modelmaking” in Hallam, E. (Ed.). 3D Modelling: Bodies and Buildings in Anthropology, Anatomy and Architecture. London: Routledge, January 2021.

Miller, S. 2018 “WHAT WE DO HERE” in GAA Foundation – European Cultural Centre (Ed.). TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, GAA Foundation, 2018 

Technical Consultant – Dunn, N, 2014. Architectural Modelmaking, Second Edition, Laurence King Publishing Ltd.

Exhibitions, Media and Events

Miller, S. 2023 MAKING SCALE Symposium, Central Pavillion, Giardini della Biennale, Venice, June 2023.

'Shaping Space: Architectural Models Revealed' September 2021 - March 2022. Curated by Dr Simona Valeriani of The V&A Research Institute (VARI) and The Building Centre, Research and Construction of a 1:125 scale replica of the original antique model of the Royal Albert Hall.

Miller, S. 2018 WHAT WE DO HERE – Exploring Learning Through Making documentary short feature display at TIME SPACE EXISTENCE exhibition for the Architecture Biennale at Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy, June – November 2018

Miller, S. 2018 18th Century Sketch Modelling: Modelling Ideas on the Grand Tour Presentation at the ‘Joined Up Thinking’ Symposium, Palazzo Rossini, Venice, November 2018

Backhouse, J. Miller, S. 2016 - B.15: ARCHITYPES  2016 – Present

Backhouse, J. Miller, S. 2017- Atelier La Juntana: A Modelmaking Summer School, Grosvenor Gallery 5/12/17

Backhouse, J. Miller, S. 2014 B.15:45 Architectural Modelmaking Exhibition 2014-2016

Backhouse, J. Miller, S. 2015 - Modelmaking in the Digital Age Symposium, Manchester, 09/03/2015