Paul Josey, PLA, ASLA, Principal

Paul co-founded Wolf | Josey Landscape Architects and leads a diverse range of commercial, civic, academic and institutional projects primarily throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. He has particular knowledge and experience in urban and campus design, construction, soils, native plants and rainwater reuse. Paul received his Bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Maryland and completed post-graduate work in Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia. He is a registered landscape architect in the states of Virginia and Maryland and an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and International Society of Arboriculture.

As a project manager for seven years at Nelson Byrd Woltz, he focused on various award winning urban and institutional projects. Before that, he was a designer and project manager at Urban Trees + Soils in Annapolis, Maryland where his work focused on innovative rainwater, soil and planting detailing at urban parks and residential projects.

Additional work experience ranges from local and regional planning in Monteverde, Costa Rica to mixed-use and community master planning in New Delhi to residential construction in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the chair of the Charlottesville Tree Commission as well as the TREE Fund’s Tree and Soil Research Fund, an Eagle Scout and a contributor to the book, Up By Roots: Healthy Soils and Trees in the Built Environment by James Urban.


Southwest Waterfront Phase 2, Washington, D.C.
Carr’s Hill, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
2300 16th Street, Washington, D.C.
Trinity Children’s Garden, Charlottesville, VA
Chatham Hall Tree Framework Plan, Chatham, VA
Arts Promenade Master Plan, Chattanooga, TN
Davenport Field Master Plan, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Liberty Hall Farm, Charlottesville, VA
Center for Politics Master Plan, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Chatham Hall Master Plan, Chatham, VA

with Nelson Byrd Woltz
Flight 93 National Memorial, Shanksville, PA
Citygarden, St. Louis, MO
Southwest Waterfront, Washington, D.C.
North Bethesda Market, North Bethesda, MD
Centennial Park, Nashville, TN
Falkland North, Silver Spring, MD
Riverfront Park and Jefferson Street, Lynchburg, VA
Martha Jefferson Hospital new campus, Charlottesville, VA
DePauw University Nature Park Gateway, Greencastle, IN
St. John’s College Master Plan, Annapolis, MD
St. John’s College Humphreys Courtyard, Annapolis, MD
St. John’s College Hodson Gardens, Annapolis, MD
George Mason University Northeast Sector Master Plan, Fairfax, VA
George Mason University Building VII, Fairfax, VA
Harper Community College Master Plan, Palatine, IL
Morton Arboretum Sector Plans, Lisle, IL
Wolong Panda Reserve, Sichuan Province, China
Charles Luck Design Center, Charlotte, NC

with Urban Trees + Soils
Fourth Street City Park, Annapolis, MD
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Washington, D.C.


National ASLA Conference
“Myths, Truths and Misconceptions from Evidence Based Practice.” Philadelphia, October 2018.
“Flight 93 National Memorial: Restoring Mined Soils for Native Plants.” Boston, November 2013.

Center for Stormwater Protection, Ellicott City, MD
“Help Underground: Trees and Soils in Stormwater Design” September 2015

Virginia ASLA Conference, Charlottesville, VA
“Soils in the Built Environment.” April 2015.

University of Virginia School of Architecture
“Research in Design.” Professional Practice. February 2019.
“Urban Design for Healthy Landscapes.” EcoTech. November 2013, 2018, 2019.
“Soils for Urban Conditions.” Regenerative Technologies. March 2012.


Tennessee ASLA Award of Excellence, Arts Promenade Master Plan, 2019 (w/ WMWA)
Virginia ASLA Design Award, Trinity Children’s Garden, 2018
Virginia ASLA Honor Award, Chatham Hall Framework Plan, 2017
Eldon Woods Design Professional of the Year, City of Charlottesville. 2017
ISA Gold Leaf Award, Monticello Gateway. Oct. 2016 (w/ Charlottesville Tree Commission & Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards)
ULI Nashville Open Space Award, Centennial Park, 2017 (w/ NBW)
VA ASLA Honor Award: Martha Jefferson Hospital, 2013 (w/ NBW)
ULI Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award, Citygarden, 2011 (w/ NBW)