Virginia Burt, FCSLA, FASLA, creates landscapes and gardens of meaning for residential clients, healthcare facilities, and academic and governmental organizations. She graduated with honors from University of Guelph in 1985 and worked in offices in Aspen, Colorado and Toronto, Ontario before founding Virginia Burt Designs in 1996.
Virginia’s love of the land, the inspiration for her work, began early in her life. Growing up on an apple farm, she developed a passion for being outside and understanding the rhythms of nature. For more than 30 years, Virginia’s design philosophy has reflected these roots, enabling her to create gardens and landscapes that reveal their natural context and sensitively reflect and support those who use them.
Virginia’s international award winning work has been widely recognized. These awards include a National CSLA Award of Merit in 2015, National ASLA Award of Merit in 1999, Ohio Chapter ASLA Awards in 2008 and 2013, and a Palladio Award in 2014. She is honored to be a Fellow in the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Clients appreciate and value Virginia’s deep respect for place and for the human dimensions of each project.