President of the International Jury – Rosa Barba Prize 2016
James Corner 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 was the chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design from 2000-2012 and is currently a professor in the Department. His work as a designer is complemented by a body of writing on landscape architectural design and urbanism.
Major projects include the High Line, New York City; Freshkills Park, Staten Island; Shelby Farms Park, Memphis; the Race Street Pier, Philadelphia; MGM City Center, Las Vegas; Shenzhen Qianhai Urban Design Plan, China; Central Waterfront, Seattle; Chicago’s Navy Pier; The Civic Center Parks, Santa Monica; and the South Park of London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
His work has been recognized with the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award (2010), the New York City Arts Commission Award for Excellence in Design (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 has been featured in the New York Times, the Times of London, Time, Esquire and Metropolis. He serves on the Board of the Forum for Urban Design.
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