October UDF: The Contemporary Urban Parks of NBW: A Family Album of our Cities - Thomas Woltz

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

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October UDF: The Contemporary Urban Parks of NBW: A Family Album of our Cities - Thomas Woltz

Description of Lecture:

Thomas Woltz will use Nashville's Centennial Park and three other public landscapes designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW) to illustrate the firm's process which is rooted in ecological and cultural research. Through design, technology and materials, the firm creates uniquely contemporary landscapes connecting communities to the rich and layered past of their cities and urban histories. Alongside Nashville’s Centennial Park, Thomas Woltz will present: the Powell Avenue Steam Plant Park in Birmingham, AL; Memorial Park in Houston, TX; and Hudson Yards Public Square and Gardens in New York.

Thomas Woltz Bio:

Named Design Innovator of the Year by the Wall Street Journal in 2013, Thomas Woltz is the architect of the recently revitalized Centennial Park in Nashville and owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW) with offices in New York City and Charlottesville VA.

 

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203