HGOR Lecture

Values and Process: The Evolving Work of Nelson Byrd Woltz

Warren Byrd, FASLA + Thomas L. Woltz, FASLA

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

The College of Environment and Design welcomes Warren Byrd and Thomas Woltz to a panel discussion on current landscape architecture projects being created by their firm located in Charlottesville, Va. and New York City. The title of the presentation is Values and Process: The Evolving Work of Nelson Byrd Woltz and will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 11th, at 5 p.m. in lecture hall 123 of the Jackson Street Building. The presentation is free and open to the public and is sponsored by HGOR of Atlanta.

Warren Byrd is one of the founding members of the renowned landscape architecture firm, Nelson, Byrd, and Woltz (NBW) in Charlottesville, Va. and Thomas Woltz is its current president. The firm is recognized nationally and internationally for its cutting edge designs that relate to complex biological systems and restoration ecology. Both men are Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the highest honor given by the profession.
In addition to his more than 40 years of practice, Warren Byrd taught for 26 years at the University of Virginia. His many honors include an all-university teaching award, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) teaching award, and two Bradford Williams Medals for articles published in Landscape Architecture magazine.

Thomas Woltz was named Design Innovator of the Year by the Wall Street Journal Magazine in 2013. During the past 19 years of practice, Woltz has forged a body of work that integrates the beauty and function of built form and craftsmanship with an understanding of complex natural systems; the result is a body of work that contains hundreds of acres of reconstructed wetlands, reforested land, native meadows, and flourishing wildlife habitat. Many of these projects focus on restoration of damaged ecological infrastructure within working farmland and create models of biodiversity and sustainable agriculture.

Founded in 1985, Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBW) is now a 45-person landscape architecture firm committed to education and conservation. The firm has been involved in a broad array of public and private projects including botanic gardens and zoos, public parks, private gardens and estates, academic institutions, corporate campuses, and town planning. Nelson Byrd and Woltz has garnered over 80 national and regional awards.

For more information on this lecture, contact Jennifer Messer at jlmesser@nulluga.edu or call 706-542-4727.


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