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James Wines


life : 1932-

Wines, James, 1932- [info:lc/authorities/names/n82164685]


James Wines is an architect whose artistic work focuses on environmental responsibility and visual imagination. The company he founded in 1970, SITE, is responsible for many iconic buildings and public spaces around the world, including the winning entry for the 1986 Worlds Fair in Vancouver, Canada, the Fondazione Pietro Rossini Pavilion in Briosco, Italy, and the Madison Square Park Shake Shack in New York City. In 1959 Wines received a BFA from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University where he studied painting, art history, and sculpture. He went on to receive many awards over the course of his career, including the 1995 Chrysler Award for Design Innovation, the 2011 ANCE International Architect Award, and the 2013 National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement. Wines has had a long career in higher education, including teaching in the Sculpture Studio of The New School for Social Research from 1963 to 1965. He returned to The New School as the chair of the Environmental Design Department of Parsons School of Design from 1984 until 1990. Wines has authored numerous books on architecture and related topics. He is currently a tenured professor of architecture at Penn State University. 

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