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January 2018 Webinar: “Creating Exterior Sacred Spaces and Landscapes: From BIG idea to eye sparkling detail” by Virginia Burt

Please register for Creating Exterior Sacred Spaces and Landscapes: From BIG idea to eye sparkling detail by Virginia Burt on Jan 16, 2018 1:00 PM EST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4932511804006223107

With sacred spaces and healing gardens being developed in liturgical and healthcare facilities across North America, this session will examine what it takes to move from the “BIG idea” to detailed implementation and how “eye sparkling” implementation techniques can encourage development of meaningful projects. Revealing the incorporation of artists work and collaboration with the landscape architect & architect tied back to the overall intent of the project, detailed soul filled works of art can be integrated into healing gardens creating meaning for anyone who visits. As landscape architects, we affect the experiences of people as they move through spaces – ideally this experience is a positive one of magic and wonder. Come prepared to be inspired.

Webinar Detailed Description:

Using various case studies to reveal the many opportunities of creating meaningful space, how healing gardens really live and how they become an intrinsic part of the support offered at a liturgical facility.

So ‘What makes a healing garden, a healing garden?’ will be answered and unpacked, taking participants on a journey of exploration, discovery and dreaming with photographic examples of conceptual through built work. Starting with the master planning process with a facility, the evolution and criteria as the macro plan evolves and then the requirements of permits and working drawings on a micro scale will be presented. As the project moves into implementation, the details and means needed to address multiple challenges as a detailed garden is built from contractor to administrative needs to the garden opening and managing donor expectations will be discussed.

Challenges such as maintenance, and long-term goals will be discussed. Employment and use of such techniques as sacred geometry, “sfumato” and creation of meaningful meetings with both clients and patients will all be investigated. The role of sustainability initiatives will be discussed.

As part of a particular project example, the four elements of Nature were included in the design. Tagged with the mission of the facility, this example ties programming to design of these elements while taking people thorough various Rogerian therapy techniques. Revealing the incorporation of artists work and collaboration with the landscape architect tied back to the overall intent of the project, detailed soul filled works of art can be integrated into healing gardens creating meaning for anyone who visits. As landscape architects, we affect the experiences of people as they move through spaces – ideally this experience is a positive one of magic and wonder. Come prepared to be inspired.

Learning Objectives:

  • Development of communication of the “BIG idea” to its detail;
  • Identify relevant questions for inquiry with institutional and liturgical clients;
  • Develop understanding of the journey of navigating with multiple agendas: church administration, staff, artists, architects & donors; and,
  • Apply lessons learned with an understanding of built work. Award winning case studies will be presented in detail.

About the Presenter:

Virginia Burt, FCSLA, FASLA, creates landscapes and gardens of meaning for residential clients, institutional facilities through her firm, Virginia Burt Designs, Inc. For over 30 years, Virginia has created healing gardens and sacred spaces revealing their natural context and sensitively supporting 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 USA and Canada, Virginia’s international award-winning work is widely recognized, including CSLA & ASLA National awards. Virginia intensifies ways of working with organizations and clients to address the diverse population they serve. Virginia provides artisanal service attending to the craft of landscape architecture with passion for detail and how things are made.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.