Patrick A. Miller, Ph.D., FASLA
worked in public, private, and academic practice in both the
United States and Canada, and has held faculty appointments
at four major universities. For the past 18 years Patrick
has taught in the Landscape Architecture Department at Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University, and was head of
the department for 14 years. Through his writing, teaching,
and practice Patrick has been a tireless advocate of landscape
architecture for more than 30 years.
Patrick received a bachelor’s degree in landscape
architecture from Cal Poly, Pomona, an MLA from the University
of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from the University
of Michigan. He has been a licensed landscape architect since
1973. Patrick has received numerous awards and recognitions
for his professional, research, and service work. Patrick
has lectured nationally and internationally on landscape architecture
topics and professional education, most recently in China,
Australia, Malaysia, and the Middle East.
As a trustee and officer of ASLA, Patrick has served on
or chaired numerous state and national committees, including:
the Professional Practice Institute, the Open Committee Task
Force, the Continuing Education Committee, the Academic Program
Support Council, the LAM Editorial Advisory Committee, the
Annual Meeting Committee, the Body Of Knowledge Task Force,
and the ASLA Council on Education. As a member of the Licensure
Committee in Virginia, Patrick provided testimony regarding
the educational preparation of landscape architects at hearings
held on upgrading licensure in Virginia. As an officer of
CELA, Patrick supported the establishment of Sigma Lambda
Alpha, the national landscape architecture honor society.
As ASLA vice-president for education and through participation
on several accreditation teams, Patrick has worked to strengthen
the relationship between education and practice. In addition,
Patrick has served as an advisor for the development of new
landscape architecture programs in other parts of the world
(China and the Middle East).
To encourage a dialogue among landscape architects and to
promote a pro-active, visionary stance on the future of the
profession, Patrick has written extensively on the profession
and professional education (see LAM 3/01, LAM 12/99, LAM 10/98,
LAM 2/98 and LAM 8/97).