The founder of Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBW), Warren Byrd has led the firm in public and private projects throughout the United States and internationally. A major focus of Warren’s work has been the understanding and adaptation of natural systems and plant communities as they might best influence sustainable strategies of design. He received his Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Virginia Tech and his Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia. During his more than 30 years of practice, 26 years were spent teaching at the University of Virginia. He served as Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture for seven of those years. In 2013 he received the ASLA Medal, the society's highest honor.