The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Penn State School of Visual Arts Celebrating James Wines

Poster Image

On Wednesday, September 25, the Penn State School of Visual Arts is celebrating James Wines, recipient of the National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement, with a Roundtable Discussion.  The discussion will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.

Penn State Professor of Architecture James Wines, founder and president of SITE, will be honored this fall with the National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. He is being recognized for his work in design of site-specific structures that engage information about the environment, including buildings, public spaces, environmental art, landscapes, master plans, interiors, video productions, graphics, and product designs.

In recognition of this award, a panel of distinguished artists from SoVA will join Wines to discuss sustained studio practice with students, faculty, and members of the community.  The panel will be moderated by Micaela Amateau Amato, with faculty panelists including, Bonnie Collura, Chris Staley, Helen O’Leary, Robert Yarber, and Sarah Rich.

Caption: James Wines’/SITE proposal for a new World Trade Center was part of an exhibit at the Max Protetch Gallery in New York.