James Corner, ASLA – Recent Work

James Corner is a registered landscape architect and urban designer. In 1989 he founded Field Operations, now a leading landscape architecture and urban design practice based in New York City. Field Operations comprises nearly 30 professionals, many with cross-disciplinary backgrounds in landscape architecture, urban design, architecture and communication art. In addition Corner is the chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.

Corner’s work has received numerous awards including: the New York City Arts Commission Award for Excellence in Design in 2005; the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Academy Award in Architecture, 2004; the Daimler-Chrysler Award for Design Innovation, 2000; and the Architectural League of New York Design Award, 2000. He also serves on the Board of the Forum for Urban Design.

Corner’s work as a designer is complemented by a large body of writing on landscape, architectural design and urbanism. He is author with Alex MacLean of Taking Measures Across the American Landscape, which received the AIA International Book of the Year Award for 1997, and editor of Recovering Landscape: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Architecture, which focuses on the revitalization of landscape architecture as a creative cultural practice. Other writings include essays in Large Park, Julia Czerniak and George Hargreaves, ed., Landscape Urbanism, Mohsen Mostafavi, ed.; Mappings, Denis Cosgrove ed.; and Ecological Design and Planning, George Thompson and Frederick Steiner, eds. He has lectured and exhibited work internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; the Art Center, Pasadena, CA; the National Musum, Washington, DC; Max Protetch Gallery, New York; the Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal; the Architectural Association, London; the Royal College of Art, London; the Royal Danish Academy of Art, Copenhagen; the Venice Biennale; and the Lisbon Triennale.

He was educated at Manchester Metropolitan University in England where he received his BA with first class honors. He received a Master of Landscape Architecture/Urban Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

Lectures are free and open to the public. They are located in the Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall, on the University Park Campus. No reservations are required. Parking is available on campus at Gate 1 off Exposition Blvd.

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