Monday, November 13, 2023 Event begins at 6:30 p.m. Charleston, SC

SOLD OUT: 2023 John Winthrop Civic Forum

We are excited to invite you to join us in Charleston for the 2023 John Winthrop Civic Forum on Monday, November 13th, to discuss resilient landscape design at the water’s edge featuring renowned landscape architect Thomas Woltz.
Our featured speaker will be renowned landscape architect Thomas Woltz. Woltz is an expert on resilient park design and has received the Land for People Award from The Trust for Public Land. Woltz is the owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. The firm is a co-design partner to Sasaki, the “master planner” firm recently selected to create the plan for the redevelopment of Union Pier. The firm is also planning the Angel Oak Preserve on John’s Island. As part of the Union Pier planning team, Woltz will be involved in the planning and design process, bringing his skills and expertise in connecting narratives of the land to places for people.
The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception to immediately follow. This event is free, but space is limited, so please RSVP by November 1st.


Thomas Woltz is the owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. Over the past two decades of practice, Thomas and his team have infused narratives of the land into the places where people live, work, and play, engendering stewardship and inspiring connections between people and the natural world.

Woltz was educated at the University of Virginia and holds master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and Architecture. He also holds an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the State University of New York, Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. He was recognized with the Land for People Award by the Trust for Public Land in 2019 and as one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2017. Woltz currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Cultural Landscape Foundation and the University of Virginia School of Architecture Foundation.

At present, Thomas is leading NBW in the design of significant public landscapes across the United States, Canada, and New Zealand, including the John and Alice Coltrane Home in New York, Holden Forest & Arboretum in Cleveland, Cornwall Park in Auckland, and Memorial Park in Houston.


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