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Virginia Burt Designs - Photograph by Richard Mandelkorn
As days grow shorter and the light more golden, we celebrate the harvest of autumn gathering veggies from the garden, apples off the trees, and friends around the evening fire.   We hope you too are enjoying this beautiful season.

Our New Website Launches

We are delighted to introduce our new website  We invite you to explore some of our projects and to stay up to date on our news and activities.
Virginia Burt in the Top 50 of 50

Virginia Burt has been nominated as a University of Guelph’s 50th Anniversary Notable Graduate. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the inception of the School of Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph.  To celebrate this legacy, University staff asked randomly-selected representatives from each graduating year in both the MLA and BLA programs to identify notable individuals from these two programs.  Virginia was honored to be chosen as one of the fifty most notable graduates.
Photography as Art with Richard Mandelkorn

One of the highlights of our summer was spending time with Richard Mandelkorn, the very gifted photographer, shooting a selection of our American and Canadian projects.  Please check out our website to see his beautiful photography.
Travel Inspiration

As designers we find inspiration from the landscapes and nature surrounding us.  Virginia Burt recently traveled to Mexico City for the Annual Congress of the CSLA and to Vancouver to meet with landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander in preparation for their joint talk at the ASLA National Conference.  While traveling, Virginia had the opportunity to visit some remarkable landscapes with Ms. Oberlander through the Cultural Landscape Foundation’s Dialogues Tour, including Eppich House II, by Arthur Erickson and Cornelia Oberlander, and the Montiverdi Estates by Arthur Erickson’s office.  While in Mexico City, Virginia toured the National Museum of Anthropology, Museo Nacional de Antropologia, within Chapultepec Park.  Designed by architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, the central courtyard is shaded by a dramatic "el paraguas", Spanish for "the umbrella" and features a cascade down the central carved pillar.  Inspiring indeed!
Upcoming Speaking Engagements

The South Carolina Chapter of the ASLA, Virginia will present on “Healing Gardens: From Big Idea to Eye Sparkling Detail” on October 16, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina

At the ASLA National Conference in Chicago, Virginia will present, with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, a talk entitled, “Plant what you see: Fragile Ecosystems, November 7, 2015 at 11 am
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