PHOEBE COOK LECTURE: Thomas Woltz, Garden, Park, Community, Farm

11/10/2016, 11:00 AM to Noon

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Description:
Thomas Woltz is principal of Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBW), a 40-person landscape architecture firm with offices in Charlottesville, Virginia, and New York City. Woltz is committed to education and conservation, and has been involved in a broad array of public and private projects including botanic gardens and zoos, public parks, private gardens and estates, academic institutions, corporate campuses, and town planning. The firm actively seeks this diversity of project scales and types to cultivate the creativity of the professional staff. The varied backgrounds of the staff include studies in the fields of landscape architecture, architecture, anthropology, biology, economics, ecology, zoology, horticulture, art, art history, and architectural history. This broad knowledge base supports the firm’s collective creativity and ability to respond to diverse client needs. NBW’s work has garnered over eighty national and regional awards and has been widely published. Current projects include Hudson Yards in Manhattan (NY), Memorial Park in Houston (TX), Centennial Park in Nashville (TN), coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Cornwall Park in Auckland (New Zealand), Devonian Botanical in Edmonton (Canada), Southwest Waterfront (Washington, D.C.) and Brooklyn Navy Yard Naval Hospital Cemetery Memorial Landscape (NY). The work of the firm has been featured in numerous national and international publications and is the subject of a recently released monograph published by Princeton Architectural Press, Garden Park Community Farm.

Free with regular admission. Limited seating available.

The Phoebe Cook Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Memphis Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of America, and Dixon Gallery and Gardens. This series provides an opportunity to bring outstanding speakers in horticulture, conservation, and floriculture to Memphis. The series was established and endowed by the late Phoebe Cook Welsh in memory of her mother, Phoebe Cook. Gifts from Welsh’s family, the Memphis Garden Club, and friends in the Memphis community continue to fund this series.


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