Nelson Byrd Woltz: Garden, Park, Community, Farm

Thomas Woltz, owner of award-winning landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz, will join us for a discussion about his book Nelson Byrd Woltz: Garden, Park Community, Farm.

Woltz will present a selection of twelve built projects representing the firm’s contemporary vision for sustainable design, demonstrating the remarkable breadth of their practice and inspiring a new understanding of how landscape architecture can shape our world through urbanism, agriculture, and conservation sciences. The projects range from an urban townhouse garden to an animal-friendly habitat for the National Zoo’s giant pandas to a large-scale sheep-and-cattle station along the coast of New Zealand.

Thomas Woltz, Author Nelson Byrd Woltz: Garden, Park Community, Farm

Thomas Woltz is the owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. Over the past two decades of practice Thomas and his team have infused narratives of the land into the places where people live, work, and play, engendering stewardship and inspiring connections between people and the natural world. Woltz was educated at the University of Virginia and holds masters degrees in Landscape Architecture and Architecture. He also holds an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the State University of New York, Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse.

He was recognized with the Land for People Award by the Trust for Public Land in 2019 and as one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2017. Woltz currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Cultural Landscape Foundation and the University of Virginia School of Architecture Foundation.