James Corner is Founding Partner of James Corner Field Operations, New York. Important public realm design projects include New York’s High Line; Santa Monica’s Tongva Park; Philadelphia’s Race Street Pier; Chicago's Navy Pier; and London’s South Park at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. He is currently leading the design for San Francisco’s Presidio New Parklands. James is also professor of landscape architecture and urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. His work has been recognized with the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture.