Jeff Aten joined Nelson Byrd Woltz in 2004 after earning Masters degrees in Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia. He has worked on a variety of projects including the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve in Sichuan, China; an award-winning master plan for the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena; Luck Stone Architectural Design Centers in Richmond and Sterling, VA; and the landscape master plan and development for Watercolor’s 500-acre community on the Gulf Coast of Florida. He has led the award winning master plan for Memorial Park in Houston, TX; the selected winning entry for the Ismaili Center Gardens in Houston, TX; and the landscape portions of the winning entry for the development of the Diamond Distrcit in Richomnd, VA. He currently serves at the pleasure of City Council on the Charlottesville Tree Commission as the vice-chair.
Recent work includes leading the broad design team implementing work as part of the Ten Year Plan at Memorial Park that builds off the 2015 master plan. Completed to date is the award winning Eastern Glades. Currently under construciton is the Land Bridge and Prairie project and the Timing Track and Running Center. Additionaly Jeff is the Associate Principal in charge for the under construciton Contemplative Commons project at UVA, and the Ismaili Center Gardens in Houston, TX. Design projects on the books that he is leading include the Diamond District development in Richmond, VA; proposals for development at Freedom Plaza in DC on PA Avenue for the National Theater and partners; and the Dell Slopes project at the University of Virginia.