Harry Mills is an interdisciplinary Australian designer with a background in architecture and engineering, and a passion for regenerative, environmentally responsible, and inclusive design. He specializes in developing strategies to scale the uptake of timber and other natural materials for use in construction.
Collaborating with stakeholders internationally, Harry explores opportunities for greater material efficiency, traceability, and community-oriented supplementary supply chains. He has experience working on various built environment typologies, including education, hospitality, and residential projects in Australia, Brazil, China, and Hungary.
Harry is a Fellow of the Gottstein Trust in Australia, a Fellow of Advance HE, and a member of the Royal Forestry Society in the UK. He is also a member of the Economic Chamber of the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC). In 2019, as part of his Gottstein fellowship project, Harry conducted interviews and visited stakeholders across the traditional and engineered timber product supply chain in North America, Europe, and the UK.
Currently, Harry is completing a PhD project in Brisbane, Australia, and working as a researcher in Cambridge, UK. His PhD project, being completed at the University of Queensland's Future Timber Hub, Folded Structures Lab, and School of Civil Engineering, focuses on resource-conscious timber design. In his role at the University of Cambridge's Centre for Natural Material Innovation, supported by the Laudes Foundation, Harry is researching European and UK timber product supply chains to inform the design of robust policies supporting timber uptake for net-zero construction.