Award winning British architect James Corner amid the High Line in Manhattan, which he designed. Corner will present at the Wright lecture series, Thinking Into The Future at Robie House. 

Commissioned to redevelop Chicago’s Navy Pier for its 100th anniversary in 2016, landscape architect James Corner stands at the forefront of today’s landscape urbanism movement.  

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will present an evening with James Corner Thursday, October 2 at the University of Chicago, where Corner will share his vision for livable cities, which hinges on public spaces that offer a high-quality experience. The architect’s plans to renew the public spaces of Navy Pier and other world-class projects will come into play as Corner presents The Ecological Imagination: Life and the Design of Urban Public Space.  

Corner’s presentation at 6 p.m., October 2 in the Performance Hall at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., University of Chicago, marks the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s fourth annual Thinking into the Future: The Robie House Series on Architecture, Design and Ideas. A cocktail reception will take place at 5 p.m. in the Gidwitz Lobby prior to the presentation.  

Corner combines landscape architecture, urban design, landscape ecology and engineering to create innovative solutions for modern day cities, landscapes and social places. The British-born architect’s award-winning and visionary designs, such as the High Line in Manhattan, once an elevated rail line, and FreshKills Park, a former landfill in Staten Island, have transformed city districts and post-industrial sites into vibrant urban destinations.  

The upcoming event is conducted in partnership with the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts, the University of Chicago and the American Institute of Architects Chicago chapter. For information on admission or for tickets, visit  

Navy Pier Landscape Architect James Corner to Speak in Wright Lecture Series