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National landscape architecture society president to speak at OSU

Landscape Architecture is an environmental design discipline that applies artist and scientific principles to the design, planning and management of both natural and built environments.
National landscape architecture society president to speak at OSU

ASLA president Greg Miller, landscape architecture. (Photo courtesy of MRWM Ltd.)

By Donald Stotts

(Stillwater, Okla. – August 27, 2018)

Greg Miller, president of the American Society of Landscape Architects, will be providing Oklahoma State University students and others insights into the profession when he visits the university’s Stillwater campus on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30.

As part of the visit, Miller will be presenting an hour-long open-to-the-public lecture on Aug. 29 beginning at 4 p.m. in room 170 of OSU’s School of Architecture Building. There is no cost to attend.

“It’s the auditorium so there should be plenty of seating,” said Michael Holmes, OSU professor and academic program director for landscape architecture. “Greg’s knowledge about all facets of the industry should be of interest not only to students, faculty and staff, but the general public as well.”

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Miller is president of the firm Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller Ltd. in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Miller has a diverse range of project experience with a focus on parks and recreation facilities, schools and campuses, complete streets and transportation corridors, healthcare facilities and residential landscapes. He was inducted as an ASLA Fellow last fall, the association’s most prestigious honor.

Landscape Architecture is an environmental design discipline that applies artist and scientific principles to the design, planning and management of both natural and built environments. The design process involves creative expression that comes from understanding the context of a site, natural systems, cultural systems and social dynamics. Landscape Architects work on a wide variety of projects including garden design; residential design; community planning; urban design; parks and recreation; and commercial, campus and sustainable site design.

“Landscape architects interpret, imagine, draw, conceptualize, synthesize and construct project ideas that transform both the landscapes and the users of those landscapes,” Holmes said. “What Greg has to share hopefully will not just inspire a new generation of future landscape architects but also give everyone a more detailed appreciation of the way our career field provides benefits to so many.”

Additional information about OSU’s landscape architecture major is available online by visiting the department of horticulture and landscape architecture homepage at http://www.hortla.okstate.edu/academics. The department is part of OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

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