Summit Speaker: James Corner
June 10, 2016
Founding Partner, James Corner Field Operations
Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
James Corner is Founding Partner of James Corner Field Operations based in New York City, a leading-edge landscape architecture and urban design studio with important public realm projects around the world. Key projects include New York’s much-acclaimed High Line, Santa Monica’s Tongva Park, Philadelphia’s Race Street Pier, Chicago’s Navy Pier, Cleveland’s Public Square, London’s South Park at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and Hong Kong’s Salisbury Gardens and Tsim Tsa Tsui Waterfront. James is currently leading the design for San Francisco’s Presidio New Parklands, a 14-acre new park connecting the Main Post of the Presidio to the Bay.
James is also professor of landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where he served as Chairman from 2000 to 2013. His work has been recognized with the National Design Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, and the AA&D Black Pencil Award. His work has been published broadly and exhibited at the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, the Royal Academy of Art and the Venice Biennale. Books include The High Line (Phaidon, 2015); The Landscape Imagination (Princeton, 2014), and Taking Measures Across the American Landscape (Yale, 1996).