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


Remarkable Landscape Architects

Martha Schwartz

Martha Schwartz is Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture. A landscape architect and artist for over 29 years, Schwartz teaches a core studio and design studios focusing on artistic expression in the landscape. Her option studios have included: Miasteczko Wilanow, Milan’s South Park, Cooper Union, Detmold, Gold Mining in Geraldton, Design in a Box, Art and Surface Mine Reclamation, Design in a Box, Quincy Landfill – Art, Park, Parking, The Redesign of Jacob Javitz Plaza, New York City.
Her firm, Martha Schwartz, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachussetts and Martha Schwartz Partners in London, UK, specializes in landscape design and site specific public art commission. Her recent projects include Mesa Arts Center in Arizona, Dublin Docklands Grand Canal Square in Ireland, Monte Laar Central Park in Vienna, Qatar Petroleum Headquarters in Doha, Qatar and Natick Mall in Boston, MA. Her work has been shown at the Chicago Institute of Contemporary Art, the Marlborough Gallery in New York City, New Gallery of Contemporary Art in Cleveland and Henry Gallery in Seattle.
Schwarz has taught at the University of California at Berkeley, Rhode Island School of Design, Ohio State University and Melbourne University in Australia. She has been a visiting artist at Radcliffe College and a resident at the America Academy in Rome.
She is currently a member of the Major of London’s Design Advisory Group, advising the Major on public realm design issues in London. She was awarded an Honorary Fellow of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) in 2004 and was recently received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Yongsan IBD, Seoul, Korea

Jacob Javits Plaza, New York, NY USA

Grand Canal Square, Dublin, Ireland