James Wines, winner of the 2013 National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement, is the founder and president of SITE, an environmental art and architecture organization chartered in New York City in 1970. His architecture, landscape, and public space designs are based on a response to surrounding contexts.
His book entitled DE-ARCHITECTURE was released in 1987 by Rizzoli International and, in 2000, Taschen Verlag in Germany published GREEN ARCHITECTURE. He has designed more than one hundred and fifty projects for private and municipal clients in eleven countries. He is the recipient of twenty-five art and design awards, including the 1995 Chrysler Award for Design Innovation. James Wines is also a Professor of Architecture at Penn State University.