Employee-Owner Spotlight: Meet Ginny

November 12, 2019

Name

Virginia (Ginny) Torzewski

Title

Graduate Landscape Designer

Practice

Planning and development

Why did you choose landscape architecture as a career path?
Landscape architecture is a beautiful medium that rests perfectly between science and art. I was drawn to this intermediary field; finding the art fulfilling and the science challenging. I choose to become a landscape designer because there is a potential in this field to touch so many lives and create lasting change.

Describe what you do as if you’re explaining it to a kid.
I plant trees with my computer. I like to think of a landscape architect as a steward of the land, a park builder, and savior of the bees.

What do you look forward to most when you come into work?
Collaborating on a variety of projects with coworkers across many disciplines.

What motivates you to stay at the top of your game?
I am motivated by seeking out new opportunities and change. I remind myself to embrace change with compassion and curiosity and to strive to be better today than I was yesterday.

Where do you see the field going in the future?
There are so many opportunities in the future for landscape architecture, I believe passionately that a landscape architect can transcend multiple disciplines to influence change. Standards of design need to be challenged to provide innovative solutions to the realities of climate change.

We have a great opportunity to rethink our way of life and to look toward new and innovative solutions to age-old issues such as water management and energy consumption.
Ginny Torzewski

What about landscape architecture projects makes you most excited?
I am excited by the variety of projects a landscape architect touches and influences, as well as the higher systems level framework that landscape architects bring to the scope of a project. 

Why did you choose to work at SEH?
I wanted to work at SEH because I was excited by the variety of projects and the sense that each project was given special attention and thought. I wanted to find pride in each of my projects, no matter how large or small.

Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I love to travel. I’ve visited most of the U.S. National Parks and have spent some time living abroad in Spain and the Netherlands.

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