Landscape Architecture

Thomas Woltz

Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:00pm
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Meyerson Hall, B1

Cross Discipline / Common Purpose:
Hybrid Collaborations at Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Thomas Woltz will discuss projects from the Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBW) Portfolio that embody the firm's collaborative approach to landscape architecture. Using a transect of contexts ranging from rural agricultural land in New Zealand to the intensely engineered surface of Hudson Yards in Manhattan, NY, the projects presented will illustrate the results of the firm's deep commitment to collaboration with the disciplines of Conservation Biology, Restoration Ecology, and Civil Engineering, while promoting the stewardship of cultural landscapes.

The award winning practice has designed projects in 25 of the 50 United States and has worked abroad in 10 countries. Such diversity of context requires innate curiosity and substantial research to comprehend the ecologies and cultures distinct to each location. The NBW research driven design process yields project goals and design gestures that amplify and reveal the narratives of place held in every site. Projects discussed will include postindustrial, memorial, agricultural and urban park landscapes. Thomas Woltz is a Fellow of the ASLA and the owner and principal of the firm. When not on project sites, he divides his time equally between offices in New York City and Charlottesville, VA.