top of page

Paul N. Miller

Founding Principal/Architect #C27442
33 Years of experience in Architecture and Engineering


Bachelor of Science, Construction/Architecture
California State University, Fresno


Graduate studies in Urban and Regional Planning
Graduate studies in Civil Engineering
California State University, Fresno


LEED Accredited Professional

Architectural Advisory Board: College of the Sequoias & Fresno City College

The Vernal Group is an architectural firm with experience designing a variety of educational, commercial, medical, municipal, industrial, residential mixed-use and site development projects. We work collaboratively as a design team, with the client and consultants, to create projects that not only meet the particular needs of the client, but express excellence in design. The Vernal Group works with both publicly-funded and private clients, understanding the specific needs of both. A tribute to our performance is the number of repeat clients we continue to serve.


Founded in 1997 by Paul Miller, The Vernal Group has served numerous clients in the Central Valley and throughout California. With roots in Fresno and Visalia, we have a strong commitment to improve the communities in which we live through quality design. The firm’s practice includes architecture and planning. The Vernal Group’s team approach, integrating the strengths and experience of staff and consultants alike, produces designs that work as a cohesive whole. We utilize BIM (Building Information Modelling) as both a design and documentation tool, ensuring that the client, and often the public, are able to suitably visualize the design.


We are very familiar with sustainability and LEED certification, and are currently working to certify not just projects we have designed, but consulting to certify other firms’ projects as well. Our design philosophy is to go beyond the particular needs of the client and ensure that our projects enhance the built environment within their communities. This includes quality aesthetic design, barrier-free accessibility, environmentally sustainable design and cost consciousness.

bottom of page