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Patrick A. Miller, Ph.D., FASLA

Patrick A. Miller, PhD, FASLA

Patrick has 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).


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