Nathan Miller

Proving Ground

Nathan Miller is the Founder of Proving Ground (, an AEC consulting practice that creates data-driven building processes that increase productivity, provide certainty, and enhance the human experience. As strategic advisers, the firm works with business leaders to define strategic plans focused on innovation with data. As educators, they teach your staff new skills by facilitating classroom-style workshops in advanced technology. As project consultants, they work with teams to develop custom tools and implement streamlined workflows.

BIM and Information Technology | Proving Ground | December 12, 2017
'I believe in the potential for new technology to positively impact the quality of the...
How professional bias can sabotage industry transformation

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AEC Tech | Proving Ground | October 06, 2017
Professional bias can take the form of change-resistant thinking that can keep...
Big Data | Proving Ground | May 24, 2017
All too often, the narrative of what it takes to be ‘data-driven’ focuses on methods for...
Proving Ground | February 16, 2017
There appears to be very little industry consensus as to what a ‘computational design’...

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AEC Tech | Proving Ground | December 22, 2016
Data and digital tools are an absolute given to today’s building design and construction...

Construction on the Hangzhou stadium by NBBJ

BIM and Information Technology | Proving Ground | August 22, 2016
Building professionals are often put in a situation where solving problems with the ‘best...

All images courtesy Proving Ground.

Building Tech | Proving Ground | May 09, 2016
In creating a roadmap for computation, Proving Ground's Nathan Miller likes to consider...

A Python scripting lesson at the TexFab Dynamo workshop. Photo: Proving Ground

AEC Tech | Proving Ground | April 15, 2016
Even if learning to code does not personally interest you, the growing demand for having...
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