David M. Miller, RLA, CLARB, ASLA

Principal, Landscape Architect

David M. Miller, Principal, Landscape Architect at The LA Group.

“A visit to Akumal, Mexico is the perfect blend of escape and education. I am continually impressed by the Mayan ruins – the magnificent buildings and public spaces that were constructed by this ancient civilization.”


Professional Experience

David Miller has over 32 years of experience in all phases of site planning and design and construction administration. As Principal and Director of Public Spaces Client Services, he is responsible for project administration, coordination of staff and consultants, client communications, and quality control for the firm’s local, state, and federal projects. Mr. Miller has extensive experience in the development of community planning projects, streetscape and downtown revitalization plans, recreational facilities, waterfront development, and park and trail design.

Featured Projects

Favorite Place

Vacationing in Akumal, Mexico is an important time that I use to relax and recharge my batteries while spending quality time with my wife. The beach allows me to reflect and think deeply about family, friends and work life. I have gained much perspective spending the better part of a day watching and listening to the waves crashing over the reef. My favorite pastime there is snorkeling. I always see something amazing and unique every time out on the reef. I especially enjoy swimming with the turtles.

I am continually impressed by the Mayan ruins – the magnificent buildings and public spaces that were constructed by this ancient civilization. It’s amazing to think that there are yet to be discovered cities lying deep in the jungle.

Watching development along the Mexican Caribbean coast over the recent years has been intriguing and quite educational. I have observed many things, both big and small, that are helpful in my everyday planning and design work, from waterfront development to highway infrastructure to golf course and housing development.


Education, Registrations, and Certifications

  • BLA, 1990 – SUNY ESF
  • AAS, 1987 – SUNY Alfred
  • Registered Landscape Architect: New York, Ohio and Vermont
  • CLARB Certified
  • ASLA

Community Leadership

  • Leadership Saratoga, 2007
  • Lions Club, Saratoga Springs
  • Open Space Advisory Committee Member, Saratoga Springs

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– Sonny Bonacio, President, Bonacio Construction