Hall Of Fame Inductees
The individuals nominated should have made a significant impact or positive influence that assures the future of our industry in the lives of generations to come.
Once nominated, an individual’s biography and photo are updated on the site, and he or she is placed in the polls for voting. At the end of the year the committee takes into consideration the votes and decides which candidates are inducted.
Those with a star (*) next to their name below were either inducted posthumously or have passed away since being inducted.
- Person with integrity and passion
- Minimum 20 years in industry
- Someone who has developed or invented new technology
- Has made contributions that resulted in change
- Contributed to mankind’s needs in his field
- Provided education and encouragement with self-sacrifice
- Changed the industry
Baxter Miller is the President of BMLA Landscape Architecture in Corona, California, where he directs client development, design strategies, and staff mentorship. Miller earned his degree in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1978 and went on to establish BMLA in 1987. His experience spans diverse project types, including recreation, sports, civic, residential, master-planned communities, and commercial projects, with expertise in large-scale public work. Miller’s focus is on many of the firm’s most challenging and technologically complex projects. He has earned a reputation for successfully leading projects with large multidisciplinary teams and collaboratively working with client user groups.
Over his more than 40 years in the profession, of which 34 years were dedicated to leading his own successful firm, Miller has been an invaluable advocate for Landscape Architecture. He has served on the board of 16 organizations, stepping up as Chair or President on 10 of those.
With more than 100 combined years of community service, his energetic volunteerism, leadership, and extensive pro bono work in a wide scope of professional and community-related organizations has provided a profoundly beneficial and lasting impact to the profession and the communities he serves.
In addition to his long service and leadership record in a wide range of ASLA Chapters, State and National offices and committees, it is more than fair to say that Miller has represented the profession exceptionally well in challenging and meaningful roles in a variety of community organizations.
Miller’s sustained service leadership engagement extends to the Landscape Architecture university advisory bodies at Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly University, Pomona. His insightful encouragement and interaction with students and faculty have significantly benefited both programs. Along with his firm’s active internship and mentoring programs under his direction, Miller’s driving interest in helping those early in their professional careers has meaningfully contributed to the future vitality of the profession.
CLASS Fund Board of Directors
Southern California Chapter of ASLA, Trustee
Southern California Chapter of ASLA, Past President
California Council of ASLA, Past President
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Landscape Architecture Department Advisory Council
Cal Poly Pomona, Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Board
Cal Poly Pomona, Partners Circle
County of Riverside Flood Control and Water Conservation District Commissioner
City of Corona Redevelopment Dissolution Oversight Board, Vice-Chair
Building Industry Association
Riverside National Cemetery Monuments & Memorial Committee, Chairman
California Park and Recreation Society
Corona Partners for Parks, President
Urban Land Institute Place Making Initiative Council
California Board of Landscape Architects, Member of the Examination Committee
City of Corona Planning Commissioner