Designer of the High Line to speak to LI members
The US-based landscape architect, James Corner, will deliver this year's Jellicoe lecture. Renowned for his work on the High Line and the South Park at the Olympic Park, the UK-born designer is the founder of James Corner Field Operations, based in New York City.
He will speak after the AGM on 22 October, at the University of Reading. The university holds the Landscape Institute archive within MERL, the Museum of English Rural Life. This year’s lecture will be given jointly with the University of Reading as the Jellicoe – MERL Lecture and will take place in the Great Hall at the University.
James Corner is currently working on the transformation of San Francisco’s Presidio Parklands; Seattle’s Central Waterfront; Hong Kong’s Tsim Tsa Tsui Waterfront; London’s Battersea Power Station development; Miami’s Lincoln Road; and many other high-visibility urban projects around the world. He has been recognised with the National Design Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, and other professional awards for excellence in design. He is a tenured professor of landscape and urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where he served as Chairman between 2000 and 2012.
The author of several books, his forthcoming title The High Line: Foreseen-Unforeseen will be published by Phaidon in the autumn. To coincide with this, James Corner will also give a lecture at the University of Greenwich at 6.30pm on 19 November, with a book launch to follow.