DCP was honored to have Thomas L. Woltz, FASLA, as the featured speaker for the 2018 edition of the Edward D. Stone, Jr. Lecture Series. The event was held at the Harn Museum of Art on the University of Florida campus.
In remembrance of Edward D. Stone, Jr., a beloved colleague, mentor, partner, advisor and friend, the Department of Landscape Architecture hosts this lecture each year in his honor, commemorating Stone’s numerous contributions to the fields of landscape architecture and land planning.
Woltz is Principal of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW). Founded in 1985, NBW is a 45-person landscape architecture firm with offices in Charlottesville, Virginia and New York City.
Committed to education and conservation, the firm has been involved in a broad array of public and private projects in over 25 states and 10 countries. NBW’s mission is to use design to “facilitate the restoration of damaged ecological infrastructure within working farmlands and urban settings, thereby creating new models of biodiversity and sustainability.”
Tina Gurucharri, UF Landscape Architecture chair, described Mr. Woltz’s lecture, Time, Place and Story: Design at the Crossroads of Ecological and Cultural Systems, as “inspirational and innovative. NBW uses historical, cultural and ecological research to inform creative problem solving to build beautiful and resilient systems for the future.”