Landscape architect James Corner is chair and professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Based in New York, James Corner Field Operations has offices in London and Hong Kong and is engaged in numerous projects that focus on public space with an emphasis on human and natural ecologies. Current projects include the rehabilitation of the landfill at Fresh Kills Landfill in New York City, which will become a vast urban park; a pool and deck at City Center in Las Vegas; the transformation of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park following the Games; a master plan for the Central Waterfront in Seattle; and a master plan for a new waterfront city in Shenzhen, China. The firm’s work has been recognized with the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, the New York City Arts Commission Award for Excellence in Design, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, and others. The Daniel Urban Kiley Lecture is an annual honorific lecture in landscape.
“Tongva Park Overlook, Santa Monica” photo by Jonathan Alcorn
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