Warren T. Byrd Jr.,FASLA, CLARB, Principal
As founding principal of Nelson Byrd Woltz, Warren Byrd has led the firm in a wide range of public and private landscape projects throughout the United States, as well as Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Brazil, Baja Mexico, Antigua, Russia, and China.
In addition to over 30 years of practice, Warren taught for 26 years at the University of Virginia, serving as Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture for seven years. Now a Professor Emeritus, Warren’s particular focus, in both his teaching and his practice, has been on the understanding and adaptation of natural systems and plant communities as they might best influence sustainable strategies of design. He has served on numerous national design juries and is currently Chair of the ASLA Awards & Honors Committee.
Warren is currently working on a major urban plaza associated with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Southwest Waterfront Park and Wharf, a plan for the historic McMillan Reservoir Filtration area in Washington DC, and precinct plans for central areas of the Georgia Tech campus. He has recently been awarded the ASLA Medal, the Society’s highest award for a landscape architect.