James Corner

Landscape Architect, Founder  / Field Operations

New York (US)

James Corner is a leading landscape architect of international renown. Based in New York City, his projects include the widely-acclaimed High Line in New York; Seattle's Central Waterfront; Tongva Park in Santa Monica; London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; Chicago's Navy Pier; and Qianhai, a new city for 2-million people in Shenzhen, China. His work is renowned for strong contemporary design across a variety of project types and scales, from large urban districts and complex post-industrial sites, to small well-crafted, detail design projects. There is a special commitment to the design of a vibrant and dynamic public realm, informed by the ecology of both people and nature. He is also professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and author of "The Landscape Imagination" (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014) and "Taking Measures Across the American Landscape" (Yale, 1996). His work has been published and exhibited internationally, and he has been recognized with significant design awards, including the National Design Award; the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award; and the Daimler-Chrysler Award for Design Innovation. He has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Wallpaper, Esquire, Monocle, and Metropolis, and was named one of Fast Company's "Top Innovators." He currently serves on the Board of the Forum for Urban Design.

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