Pamela Blough, PLA, FASLA, MBA
Pamela Blough, PLA, FASLA, MBA, is an instructor of landscape architecture in the School of Planning, Design and Construction at Michigan State University. She teaches the Landscape Architectural Professional Practice class, and has also provided instruction for a range of landscape architecture classes over the last 20 years at MSU, including design, research, grading and construction design. Blough has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the MSU Broad School of Business. She is also a licensed landscape architect in the States of Michigan, South Carolina, Indiana and West Virginia.
In addition to teaching, Blough is an owner and principal landscape architect of a design firm with offices in Michigan and South Carolina. The firm’s design work focuses on public and nonprofit design, community housing design, commercial design and arboriculture.
Blough is a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA), and has served in many positions on the Michigan Chapter Executive Committee of ASLA, on the National Board of Trustees of ASLA, and as vice-president of finance for ASLA National. She also continues to serve on National ASLA Committees, including the Government Affairs Advisory Committee, and in the past on the Private Practice, Finance, Audit, Policy and Honorary Awards Committees. Blough has been a speaker at the ASLA National Conference several times on topics, including business practice, changing trends in emerging professionals, and design topics.
Blough is a certified arborist and serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Forestry & Parks Association, which is a nonprofit organization that provide funds for scholarly research, including urban forests and other tree-related research. She is also a co-author of the "Michigan Tree Valuation Guide" utilized for the valuation of trees within the landscape.