JAMES CORNER joined the faculty of Penn Design's department of Landscape Architecture in 1989 and was named department chair in 2000. He received a B.A. in architecture and landscape architecture from Manchester Metropolitan University (1983) and a M.L.A. and Urban Design Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania (1986). He teaches design studios and courses in media and theory. He is the author, with photographer Alex MacLean, of Taking Measures Across the American Landscape (1996), which received the AIA International Book of the Year Award and the ASLA Award of Honor. He is also the editor of Recovering Landscape: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Architecture (1999). He is the 2004 recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Design; the 2000 recipient of the Daimler-Chrysler Design Award for Innovative Design; the 2000 recipient of the Architectural League of New York Award; the 1995 recipient of the G. Holmes Perkins Award for Distinguished Teaching and Innovation in Methods of Instruction. Corner was the first holder of the Jens Jensen Professorship in Landscape and Urbanism at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996. He has also taught seminars and studios at Columbia, Princeton, the Royal Danish Academy, and the KTH in Stockholm. He is currently principal of JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS, an international landscape architectural and urban design practice based in New York City. His design projects, which include the High Line in New York and Fresh Kills Park in Staten Island, have won numerous awards and have been exhibited internationally.