James Carpenter: Light in the Public Realm

Long hallway with silhouetted figures.

Department of Architecture Spring 2013 Lecture Series

James Carpenter studied architecture and sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design. While actively exhibiting light-based artworks he consulted at Corning Glass Works from 1972 through 1982, developing new architectural glass materials. Since establishing James Carpenter Design Associates in 1978, Carpenter has been integrating a synthesis of light into building structures.

Carpenter is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, the American Institute of Architects Honor Award, and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

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