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Thomas Woltz, LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio & Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Co-Sponsored Lecture
October 9, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thomas L. Woltz, FASLA, CLARB, and principal of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, will lecture at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 9, in the LSU Design Building Auditorium (room 103).
The lecture is co-sponsored by the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio and the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture and coincides with the RRSLA Board Meeting, the opening of The Landscape Architecture of Dan Kiley exhibition at the LSU Student Union Art Gallery, and the “Modernism in Louisiana” symposium at the LSU College of Art & Design. A reception will be held at 4:30 p.m., prior to the lecture on October 9.
Thomas Woltz is the owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. He was named the Design Innovator of the Year by the Wall Street Journal in 2013. In 2011, he was invested into the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows, among the highest honors achieved in the profession.
During the past 18 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 biological systems and restoration ecology that has yielded hundreds of acres of reconstructed wetlands, reforested land, native meadows, and flourishing wildlife habitat. His design work infuses places where people live, work, and play with narratives of the land that inspire stewardship. Many of these projects focus on restoration of damaged ecological infrastructure within working farmland and create models of biodiversity and sustainable agriculture.
Woltz was educated at the University of Virginia in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, fine art, and architectural history. He holds master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and Architecture. After working in Venice Italy and Paris France, he returned to the States to launch his career in landscape architecture. Current work includes projects at Hudson Yards (NYC), Memorial Park (Houston), Devonian Botanic Garden (Alberta, Canada), and Cornwall Park (Auckland, New Zealand). Woltz serves on the Boards of Directors of TCLF(The Cultural Landscape Foundation) and MAS (The Municipal Art Society of New York).
Visit nbwla.com for more information about Thomas Woltz.
Professionals who attend this lecture qualify for one hour of continuing education credit, thanks to the support of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, lcasla.org.