Vice President, Membership
American Society of Landscape Architects
Gregory A. Miller, ASLA, is a registered landscape architect with 13 years of professional experience. He has been involved with ASLA at the chapter and national levels his entire career. Over the past several years, he has become increasingly involved in various aspects of membership. He served two terms as trustee for the New Mexico Chapter and on both the Member Services Committee and Emerging Professionals Committee (chair in 2008). He held various offices for the New Mexico Chapter, including secretary, president-elect, president, and trustee.
He is a partner in a medium-sized private practice firm that works throughout the southwest. His project experience spans large infrastructure improvements to small-scale parks. He works with a wide spectrum of clients and, like most landscape architects, is accustomed to wearing a variety of hats. He has taught for six years as an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Mexico in the MLA program. He currently teaches a class on comprehensive water use and management. He earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Texas A&M University.
He has served other facets of the profession as a grader of the LARE for CLARB, committee member for the development of skatepark design guidelines for ASTM, and juror for several ASLA chapter awards programs. He has also actively advocated for issues of professional interest at local, state, and national government levels, and participates in elementary education programs as a teacher of “Art in the Schools.” His association with students, entry-level employees, educators, and management-level landscape architects has broadened his view of the meaning of membership. These experiences gave him perspective on the various challenges presented by a changing membership climate.
He understands that membership and participation in ASLA is a privilege, one that provides unequalled resources for professional development. Most active members have had an “Aha!” moment that sparked them to be involved. He promotes awareness of the importance of membership within the profession of landscape architecture as the means to collectively establish landscape architects as leaders in the green movement.