Virginia to present with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander at ASLA in November
On Saturday, November 07, 2015 Virginia Burt of Virginia Burt Designs Inc. will be presenting at the American Society of Landscape Architects with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander. The topic of this presentation is “Plant what you see! Challenges and Opportunities in Fragile Ecosystems”. Landscape architects working in fragile ecosystems in the Arctic and exposed coastlines face the challenge of preserving and reversing ecological degradation from climate change. Recent work from the Arctic and Nova Scotia, including successes in design and building of high-quality and functional landscapes affected by climate change will be presented.
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, FASLA, FCSLA, FIFLA
Virginia Burt, ASLA, FCSLA, RLA
Founded in 1899, The American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters. Members of the Society use the “ASLA” suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession.
About Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
A Canadian landscape architect based in Vancouver, British Columbia. During her career she has contributed to the designs of many high-profile buildings in both Canada and the United States, including the Robson Square and Law Courts Complex in Vancouver, the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Chancery in Washington D.C., the Library Square at the Vancouver Public Library, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, and Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Building in Yellowknife.
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.