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.
Big Data | May 24, 2017 | Nathan Miller
All too often, the narrative of what it takes to be ‘data-driven’ focuses on methods for collecting, synthesizing, and visualizing data.
February 16, 2017 | Nathan Miller
There appears to be very little industry consensus as to what a ‘computational design’ position actually means in a business setting.

Graphic: Proving Ground

AEC Tech | December 22, 2016 | Nathan Miller Nathan Miller, Founder, Proving Ground
Data and digital tools are an absolute given to today’s building design and construction process. But creating a true data-driven workflow requires mo...

Construction on the Hangzhou stadium by NBBJ

BIM and Information Technology | August 22, 2016 | Nathan Miller
Building professionals are often put in a situation where solving problems with the ‘best tool for the job’ comes at the cost of not being able to ful...

All images courtesy Proving Ground.

Building Tech | May 09, 2016 | Nathan Miller
In creating a roadmap for computation, Proving Ground's Nathan Miller likes to consider investing in the right people, incorporating a range of skills...

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

AEC Tech | April 15, 2016 | Nathan Miller
Even if learning to code does not personally interest you, the growing demand for having these capabilities in an architectural business cannot be ove...
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