James Corner

Landscape Architect
Born 1961

James Corner is a Landscape Architect and theorist with numerous works to his credit which explore the contemporary meaning of architectural landscaping, with a focus on "developing innovative approaches toward landscape architectural design and urbanism. " His designs of note include Fresh Kills Park on Staten Island and the High Line in Manhattan, both in New York City.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born in 1961.


1986 25 Years Old He then received a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. … Read More
1988 27 Years Old Corner began teaching at the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 where he taught courses in media and theory, as well as design studios.


1996 35 Years Old James Corner was the first landscape architect to receive many of the awards that he has won. In 1996, Corner received the G. Holmes Perkins Award for "distinguished and innovative teachings and methods of instruction in design".
1997 36 Years Old The following year, in 1997, he was the first recipient of the Jens Jensen Professorship in Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Architecture and in 2000 he was the second landscape architect, after Achva Benzinberg Stein, to be chosen for the Daimler-Chrysler Award, which recognizes and promotes innovative design. … Read More
1998 37 Years Old …  He has also served as a visiting professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1998 and at the KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm, Sweden in 1999.
2000 39 Years Old 1 More Event
He was elected Chair of the Landscape Architecture Department in 2000.


2005 44 Years Old Corner's practice, Field Operations, was initially formed in collaboration with architect Stan Allen, but the partners chose to focus on their individual practices in 2005. … Read More
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