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Virginia Burt Lecture

October 13, 2016
LSPU Hall, St. John’s, Newfoundland

The Public Lecture Series is an annual event hosted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects (NLAA) featuring national and international architects and urban designers.

For the 2016 Lecture Series, the Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects (APALA) has been invited to collaborate with the NLAA and will be hosting the upcoming lecture on Thursday, October 13  at 7:30pm  at the LSPU Hall  in downtown St. John’s, NL. The evening begins with an informal discussion in the LSPU Hall’s Second Space before continuing upstairs to the theatre to begin the lecture at 8:00pm . The lecture is free  and open to the public . All are welcome to attend.

The Lecture Series was created, as a mandate of the Public Awareness Committee of the NLAA, with the intention of increasing the awareness of architecture and the built environment in Newfoundland and Labrador. It has proven to be a well-received venue for design-based dialogue about cities, towns and outport communities across the province. Each lecturer is chosen based on their respective portfolios of work and research that is related to the current built environment in Newfoundland and Labrador. By sharing with us their ideas and experiences, the hope is that the Lecture Series can engage the public in a discussion about the future of our built environment in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The theme of this year’s series is “For the Greater Good: Advocacy Through Design”  and the APALA is excited to announce a Landscape Architect in this year’s roster of speakers.

OCTOBER 13, 2016 – Lecture 3: VIRGINIA BURT of Virginia Burt Designs Inc.

Virginia Burt, FCSLA, FASLA, creates landscapes and gardens of meaning for residential clients, healthcare facilities, and academic and governmental organizations through her firm, Virginia Burt Designs, founded in 1996. For 30 years, Virginia has created healing gardens and sacred spaces that reveal their natural context and sensitively support those who use them. Clients, including Cleveland’s University Hospitals and Ontario’s Juravinski Cancer Centre, value Virginia’s respect for place and the human dimension of each project. With offices in both the US and Canada, Virginia’s international award-winning work is widely recognized, including State and National Awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.

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