James Corner is the CEO of James Corner Field Operations, a leading-edge urban design studio based in New York City, San Francisco, London and Shenzhen. He has devoted the past 30 years to advancing the field of urbanism, primarily through his leadership on high-visibility, complex urban projects at Field Operations, as well as through teaching, public speaking and writing. Important public realm design projects include New York’s highly-acclaimed High Line; London’s South Park at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; Santa Monica’s Tongva Park; Chicago’s Navy Pier; Cleveland’s Public Square; Philadelphia’s Race Street Pier; Hong Kong’s Salisbury Gardens and Tsim Tsa Tsui Waterfront; and Shenzhen’s new city of Qianhai.
He is currently leading the design for San Francisco’s Presidio New Parklands, a 14-acre park connecting the Presidio to the Bay. James’s works have been recognised with the National Design Award; the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture; The Daimler-Chrysler Design Excellence Award; and the D&AD Black Pencil Award. His works have been published broadly and exhibited at the New York Museum of Modern Art; the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum; the National Building Museum; the Royal Academy of Art in London; and the Venice Biennale. His books include The High Line (Phaidon, 2015); The Landscape Imagination (Princeton, 2014), and Taking Measures Across the American Landscape (Yale, 1996).