Virginia Burt and Cornelia Hahn Oberlander featured in The Dirt
A recent article in the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) online publication, The Dirt – Uniting The Built & Natural Environment, featured an overview of the presentation given at the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting by Virginia Burt and Cornelia Hahn Oberlander. The Article entitled “Designing Landscapes in a Changing Arctic” is a glimpse into the creative work of these two prominent landscape architects. During the presentation on November 7th they discussed their primary strategy for working with climate change in the arctic: plant what you see.
Virginia Burt was quoted as saying “From the tallest trees to the tiniest lichen on the granite shore, if we put it there, nature starts to bring it back. Nature truly does prevail in the end”
About Virginia Burt
Virginia Burt, FCSLA, ASLA, RLA creates landscapes and gardens of meaning for residential clients, healthcare facilities, and unique special projects. Her love of the land has been a lifetime journey. Having grown up on an apple farm, she developed a passion for being outside and understanding the rhythms of nature. Virginia graduated with honours in landscape architecture from the University of Guelph in 1985 and worked in offices in Aspen, CO and Toronto, ON before starting her own firm, Virginia Burt Designs, in 1996. For over 30 years, Virginia’s international award winning work has been recognized in the design of healing gardens, labyrinths and sacred spaces. She was recently awarded a national CSLA Award of Merit in 2015 and a 2014 Palladio Award in the USA and has been published in numerous magazines and has presented at over 200 conferences across North America. Virginia’s design work reflects her roots, creating gardens and landscapes that reveal their natural context and reflect those who use them. Clients appreciate and value her deep respect for place and for the human dimensions of each project. Virginia gets things built – beautifully.