George Miers



George Miers is one of North America’s leading Architects in the design of animal care and veterinary facilities. His work has ranged from collaboration with Jane Goodall on the Knowland Park Zoo Chimpanzee exhibit and Elephant Night House to the nationally acclaimed San Diego Campus for Animal Care and the Pet’s Unlimited 24 hour medical facility in San Francisco. Mr. Miers has over 35 years of architecture and planning experience.

Prior to establishing STUDIO Miers|Chou|Poon, Mr. Miers was Design Principal of George Miers Associates and Swatt|Miers Architects. During the course of the past 42 years, Mr. Miers has designed a wide array of public facilities including civic, law enforcement, library, recreation and animal care facilities. Previous to establishing his own office, Mr. Miers served as Studio Director at Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz, and project designer at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.

Underlying Mr. Miers’ extensive portfolio of award winning projects has been a personal interest and commitment to a programming/ design process which focuses on user needs and client required operational procedures. During this process Mr. Miers believes it is essential to explore and, where appropriate, question long held “fundamentals” of specific building types in order to better meet the evolving needs of the next generation of users. Towards this end, the firm places a special interest in the early programming and analysis of facilities – a process which Mr. Miers conducts himself as he feels this is the moment of most intense interaction with users.