Burlington, Ontario (July 28th, 2015): AIA CLEVELAND WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE PRESENTS: VIRGINIA BURT, FCSLA, ASLA. Virginia will be speaking at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) on Thursday October 1st 2015 in Cleveland.


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The topic of the speaking engagement will be, Traveling through the Transect: Concept to Completion. From the challenges of preserving and reversing ecological degradation in remote areas to creating hope and healing within a dense urban environment, a journey of recent work from coastal barrens to high alpine to the ‘wilds’ of University Circle will be presented. Recent work including successes and opportunities in the planning, design and building of high-quality and functional landscapes, will be presented.

About AIA
As a national organization, the American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architectural profession and a resource to its members in service to society. As the local chapter, AIA Cleveland is a professional association that promotes the value of architecture and design, fosters collegiality, advocates for local members, educates, and supports architects as leaders in the community.

About Virginia Burt
Virginia Burt, FCSLA, ASLA, creates landscapes and gardens of meaning for residential clients, healthcare facilities, and special projects. Virginia graduated with honors from University of Guelph in 1985 and worked in offices in Aspen, CO and Toronto, ON before starting Virginia Burt Designs in 1996. For over 30 years, Virginia’s international award winning work has been recognized including recent National CSLA Award of Merit in 2015 and 2014 Palladio Award. 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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