20th Annual Landscape Design Portfolios Lecture Series: At the Interface of Ecology and Culture

Start Date
11/05/2018
End Date
11/05/2018
Description
For 20 years, Thomas Woltz, FASLA, CLARB, NZILA, has practiced landscape architecture at the intersection of art, ecology and culture. As the owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW), he has led the design of public parks across North America, Australia and New Zealand, each design demonstrating NBW's commitment to extensive site research, community collaboration, native ecologies, and site history. The resulting designs restore the essential stories and ecologies of public lands while building inclusive, resilient parks for the future.

In this talk, Woltz will present a selection of NBW's current work, including Hudson Yards (NYC), the Aga Khan Garden (Alberta, Canada), and Naval Cemetery Landscape (Brooklyn). These public landscapes demonstrate the broad range of the practice—from a highly engineered habitat atop an active train yard to an Islamic garden near the Arctic Circle to a restored meadow as memorial. Woltz continues to lead NBW's Conservation Agriculture Studio, partnering with landowners, scientists, and farm managers to restore farmland and create models for sustainable agriculture. In 2013 he was named Design Innovator of the Year by The Wall Street Journal and serves on the Board of Directors for The Cultural Landscape Foundation and the University of Virginia's School of Architecture Foundation.
Location
New York, NY
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Parks & Recreation
Rural Landscape
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
Students will explore extensive site
research, community collaboration, native ecologies,
and site history.

Students will examine designs restore the
essential stories and ecologies of public lands while
building inclusive, resilient parks for the future.

Students learn how public landscapes
demonstrate the broad range of the practice—from a
highly engineered habitat atop an active train yard to
an Islamic garden near the Arctic Circle to a restored
meadow as memorial.
Instructors
Thomas Woltz
Website Registration
Course Codes
192LAN801D
Provider
New York Botanical Garden


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