Virginia Burt, FCSLA, FASLA, Principal of Virginia Burt Designs Inc., has designed and directed 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 both the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Palladio, and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA). 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. Clients appreciate and value her deep respect for place and for the human dimensions of each project. Virginia gets things built – beautifully.
- Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
PrincipalVirginia Burt Designs