Warren T. Byrd Jr.,FASLA, CLARB, Principal
As founding principal, 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. Recent and current work includes the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA with Paul Murdoch Architects of Los Angeles, CA; a two-block urban sculpture garden on the Gateway Mall in St. Louis, MO; the Dell stormwater park at the University of Virginia; the Asia Trail at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.; the restoration of Montalto at Monticello in Albemarle County, VA; master landscape plans for Caltech in Pasadena CA, St. John’s College in Annapolis MD, and the University of Miami FL in Coral Gables; the landscape master plan for Watercolor’s 500-acre community on the Gulf Coast of Florida; the City of Lynchburg’s urban waterfront park on the James River; and several residential projects in Virginia, North Carolina, and New York. The work of the firm has garnered over 50 national and regional design awards within the past ten years.
In addition to his 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. His many honors have included an All-University teaching award, a CELA teaching award, and two Bradford Williams Medals for articles published in Landscape Architecture magazine. 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 received his B.S. in Horticulture from Virginia Tech in 1975 and his Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia in 1977. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.