Thomas Woltz, FASLA, CLARB
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
March 10, 2021 | 5PM MST
Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz has forged a body of work that integrates the beauty and function of built forms with an understanding of complex ecological, cultural, and engineered systems. As owner and principal of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW) Woltz has infused narratives of the land into the places where people live, work, and play, deepening connections between people and the natural world and inspiring environmental stewardship. From public parks to models of biodiversity and sustainable agriculture within blighted infrastructure and depleted landscapes, NBW’s work is recognized for revealing powerful cultural stories while pioneering innovative ecological solutions in the face of climate extremes. Projects within NBW’s Conservation Agriculture Studio have yielded tens of thousands of acres of reforested land, reconstructed wetlands, native meadows, and wildlife habitat. Woltz was educated at the University of Virginia and holds master's degrees in Landscape Architecture and Architecture. He was named Design Innovator of the Year by the Wall Street Journal in 2013 and one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2017.