Friends Annual Mary Pitcairn Keating Lecture | Places, Public Life, and Environment: James Corner

James Corner, world-renowned landscape architect and urbanist, will deliver this year’s annual Keating lecture, entitled “Places, Public Life, and Environment.”   

Corner will discuss a number of his acclaimed design projects, including New York’s High Line, Staten Island’s Freshkills Park, and San Francisco’s Presidio Tunneltops, each addressing urgent issues of urbanization, environment, resiliency, and public life. He will also touch on his important work on Princeton’s campus and new Art Museum.  

James Corner is founding partner of Field Operations, based in New York City. He has been recognized with numerous awards, most notably the ASLA Design Medal, the Richard Neutra Award for Design Excellence, the American Academy of Arts & Letters Award in Architecture, and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. He holds honorary doctorates in Design from the Technical University of Munich and Manchester Metropolitan University. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; 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: Foreseen/Unforeseen (2015), The Landscape Imagination (2014), and Taking Measures Across the American Landscape (1996). Corner is emeritus professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design, where he served on the faculty beginning in 1990, and as professor and chairman from 2000 to 2013. He sits on the Board of the Urban Design Forum and is an Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters. 

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