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Education Session - Panel Format

SUN-A01 - Inside the LA Studio with Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Sunday, October 21
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: 122

1.5 PDH, LA CES/non-HSW, AICP, FL

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW) is a 45-person firm with permanent offices in Charlottesville, Virginia, and New York City, and a field office in Melbourne, Australia. NBW’s innovative, research-based methodology draws inspiration from deep ecological and cultural research, assuring meaningful, inclusive, beautiful, and ecologically resilient designs for public parks, cultural institutions, memorials, campuses, and rural and urban agricultural landscapes.

Learning Objectives:

Thomas Woltz, FASLA

Owner and Principal
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Over the past two decades of practice, landscape architect Thomas Woltz has led a body of work within the firm that integrates the beauty and function of built forms with an understanding of complex biological systems, cultural history and restoration ecology. As principal of NBW, he leads teams that infuse narratives of the land into the places where people live, work, and play, deepening connections between culture and ecology and inspiring environmental stewardship. Thomas serves on the Board of Directors of the Cultural Landscape Foundation and at the University of Virginia School of Architecture Foundation.

Presentation(s):

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Breck Gastinger, ASLA

Senior Associate
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

At NBW since 2000, Breck Gastinger has designed and managed a wide array of projects, from large-scale master plans to national design competitions and complex urban parks. His work includes Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson in Virginia and the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton, Alberta; and the multi-award winning Orongo Station Stewardship Plan in Gisborne, an ambitious plan for ecological restoration and cultural interpretation on a working sheep station that serves as a model for other farms in New Zealand. He was also the Project Manager for the nationally acclaimed urban sculpture park, Citygarden, in St. Louis.

Presentation(s):

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Chloe Hawkins, ASLA

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Chloe Hawkins joined NBW in 2012 after receiving her MLA from the University of Virginia in 2010. She is currently project manager for the master plan of the Mount Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware; is managing the implementation and construction of the Centennial Park master plan in Nashville, Tennessee; and is working on the master plans for two new regional parks – Stones River Bend and Southeast Davidson – both a part of Nashville’s Plan to Play initiative. She was also involved in the design of the Cornwall Park master plan in Auckland, New Zealand.

Presentation(s):

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Serena R. Nelson, ASLA

Associate
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Presentation(s):

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Susan Van Atta, FASLA

President
VAI Van Atta Associates, Inc.

Long before sustainability became a focus in the landscape architectural profession, Susan Van Atta’s work reflected a commitment to environmentally appropriate landscape design, habitat restoration, and the use of native plants. Van Atta’s award-winning designs pay careful attention to form and detail, but her work transcends mere aesthetic improvements. Instead, Susan strives to “make places better” by regenerating the land, engaging the public in site understanding and site stewardship, and promoting health for both people and the environment.

Presentation(s):

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