Virginia Burt invested as ASLA Fellow

Virginia Burt was honoured to be invested to the Council of Fellows during a formal awards ceremony held at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Landscape Architects in Chicago on November 8th. Virginia was honoured for her leadership in healing gardens and therapeutic landscapes and was accompanied by Cornelia Hahn Oberlander the preeminent Canadian landscape architect. Induction as a Fellow is one of the highest professional honors a landscape architect can receive. Fellows are recognized as having made outstanding contributions to the profession through excellence in research, writing, teaching, volunteering, and the design of their built works.

“I was deeply honoured to be invested to the Council of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects surrounded by many of my family, friends, and colleagues. As one of 1270 Fellows over ASLA’s 116 year history, these are big shoes to fill! I am excited to continue my pursuit of creating beautiful gardens of meaning for people – be them large or small, urban or rural. It is a sincere pleasure to be on this journey.” Virginia Burt, FCSLA, FASLA

About Virginia Burt
Virginia Burt, FCSLA, FASLA, 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.

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