Field Operations (FO) is a leading-edge landscape architecture and urban design practice based in New York City. Serving an international clientele, the practice is renowned for strong contemporary design across a variety of high-profile project types and scales. Founded in 1998 by James Corner, Field Operations comprises nearly 30 professionals, many with cross-disciplinary backgrounds in landscape architecture, urban design, architecture and communication art.
FO's expertise is reflected in a diverse range of projects, from the design of entire sectors of cities to intimate garden spaces; the design of large public parks and urban spaces to housing and mixed-use urban developments; the reclamation of landfills, derelict brownfield sites and other post-industrial landscapes for new public uses and private development to the preservation of large-scale natural resources. Whatever the scale and scope, the practice looks to respond with imagination and clarity to the unique circumstances of each project, crafting ecologically smart and culturally significant built works of lasting distinction.
The work of James Corner and Field Operations has been recognized by the New York City Arts Commission Award for Excellence in Design; the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Design; the Daimler-Chrysler Award for Design Innovation; the Architectural League of New York Design Award; and other professional design awards and prizes.
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