Given his education in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Fine Arts, and Architectural History, it is not surprising that Thomas Woltz takes a broad approach in his design practice. Throw in a love of “working lands’’ and “wild places” derived from growing up on a North Carolina farm and you have an individual who defines Landscape Architecture much more expansively than most. This informal interview and conversation will explore the many paths that have led to, and intersect at, Thomas’s practice at Nelson Byrd Woltz, a firm that received 11 ASLA awards in 2020 alone.
Agriculture / Local Food Production
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
To better understand the importance of “functional diversity” in the design of landscapes
To learn how agriculture, contemporary and historic, can play a major role in the programmatic and aesthetic decisions that go into landscape projects.
To recognize how our personal histories as landscape designers can positively influence our actions as adult landscape practitioners
Thomas Woltz & Larry Weaner, FAPLD
New Directions in the American Landscape