Virginia Burt

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Virginia Burt, Principal of Virginia Burt Designs Inc., specializes in healing landscapes and gardens, labyrinths, and sacred spaces for private residential, educational and health care clients. Her work has achieved international recognition for master planning, private gardens and public health care projects, receiving multiple national awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) and others. Virginia is one of seven women in the world elected to Fellowship in both the ASLA and CSLA for her outstanding contributions to society at large and the profession of landscape architecture.

The importance of healing environments was relatively unknown in 1996 when Virginia opened the doors of her own firm, Virginia Burt Designs. She developed a holistic approach that attends to our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects while weaving the meaning of landscapes, genius loci, stakeholder input into evidence-based design.

Recognizing her passion through this experience, Virginia intensifies ways of working with organizations and public clients to address the diverse needs of the population they serve. In relation to her project work, Virginia provides artisanal service attending to the craft of landscape architecture with attention to detail, how things are made and a passion for plants.
 

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