VBD honoured at the CSLA Congress in Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico (May 25, 2015): The 2015 Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Congress was held in Mexico City, Mexico, May 20 to 23, 2015 at the Hilton Mexico CSLAMexico City Reforma. The theme was Green Futures – Livable Cities of Tomorrow.

At the event Virginia Burt of Virginia Burt Designs received the CSLA National Merit in the category of Residential Design. It was awarded for the beautiful East Coast Acadia Point project. At the same event Virginia was also inducted into the CSLA College of Fellows.

“What an evening! First to receive a fellowship from the College of Fellows of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. During the ceremony, the 8 inductees were individually called to the stage. A summary of my executed work over the past 30 years was read by Wendy Graham, FCSLA and Carol Craig, FCSLA hung the beautiful glass medallion around my neck with eyes bright. Then to receive a National Award of Merit for Acadia Point – this beautiful project was a joy to work on. Rob Norman, President of the CSLA presented the award. It was a magical event with thanks going to all the organizers.” (Virginia Burt, FCSLA, ASLA)

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About CSLA
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is a professional organization with over 1,900 landscape architects as members represented by provincial and territorial associations. In addition, the CSLA accredits several academic landscape architecture programs across the nation.

National Merit CSLAAbout 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.


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