At its recent annual meeting at Pennsylvania State University, the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) named Patrick Miller, associate dean for graduate studies and outreach in Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies, as a Fellow of the council.

The title is bestowed to “honor a faculty member’s lifetime accomplishments in teaching, scholarship/creative activity and service.

Miller, a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and a former national president of that organization, received a doctorate in landscape architecture from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; a master's of landscape architecture from the University of California, Berkeley; and a bachelor's degree is landscape architecture from California State Polytechnic University. A resident of Blacksburg, Miller has worked in public, private and academic practice in both the United States and Canada.

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies is one of the largest of its type in the nation. The college is composed of three schools and the Department of Art and Art History, part of the multi-college School of the Arts. The School of Architecture + Design includes programs in architecture, industrial design, interior design, and landscape architecture. The School of Public and International Affairs includes programs in urban affairs and planning, public administration and policy, and government and international affairs. The Myers-Lawson School of Construction, a joint school of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the College of Engineering, includes programs in building construction and construction management. The college enrolls nearly 2,000 students offering 24 degrees taught by 153 faculty members.

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