Victoria Taylor, principal and founder of VTLA, engages with landscape as an artistic and cultural practice through public and private commissions, curatorial projects, teaching, writing, and temporary installation artwork. Victoria is a registered landscape architect with the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects and is a full member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. She holds a Master of Environmental Studies from York University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto.
VTLA designs spaces informed and inspired by context, ecology, social engagement, and horticultural possibilities. Consulting independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary design team, the studio’s professional work includes master plan design, residential projects, institutional landscapes, planting design, construction detailing, project management and custom furniture design in wood, stone, and steel. Project management services benefit from VTLA’s established relationships with landscape contractors, plant growers, lighting, irrigation and LID consultants, fabricators, masons, and carpenters.
With designer Gelareh Sadaatpajouh, Taylor launched ====\\DeRAIL Platform for Art + Architecture as a curatorial project to animate public spaces along urban linear landscapes. Victoria is the co founder and inaugural curator (2012 - 2014) of Grow Op, The Gladstone Hotel’s annual Urbanism, Landscape and Contemporary Art Exhibition, is a sessional lecturer and critic at the John H. Daniels School of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto and at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, and is a featured writer for GROUND Quarterly.