Remarkable Landscape Architects

James Corner

James is a registered Landscape architect and urban designer, and founder and director of James corner field operations, where he oversees the production of all design projects in the office. He is also chair and professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, school of Design. He was educated at Manchester Metropolitan University, England(BA with first class honors)and the University of Pennsylvania(MLA/UD).

His work has been recognized with the New York City Arts Commission Award for Excellence in Design(2005); the American Academy or 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 serves on the Board of the Forum for Urban Design.

His Work as a designer is complemented by a 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 AlA International Book of the Year Award for 21997, 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 Czemiak and George Hargraves, eds., 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 Meuseum of Modern Art, San Francisco; the Art Center, Pasadena; the National Museum, Washington; Max Protetch Galley, 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 .

Fresh Kills lifescape, staten Island, New York

The High Line , New York

Shelby Farms Park Woodland Discovery Playgraound, Memphis Tennessee

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