James Carpenter (architect)

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James Carpenter
Born 1949
Alma mater Rhode Island School of Design
Known for light art
Awards MacArthur Fellows Program

James Carpenter (born 1949)[1] is an American light artist and designer.


He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in sculpture in 1972.[2] He studied with Dale Chihuly.[3]

He works at James Carpenter Design Associates.[4] Carpenter was selected to design new public spaces and visitor amenities for the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.[5]


Carpenter has won a number of awards, including the Institute Honor Award, American Institute of Architects in 1991 and The Daylight and Building Component Award, by the Villum and Velux Foundation's in 2009.[2][6] He was also a member of the 2004 class of MacArthur Fellows.


  • James Carpenter: environmental refractions, Authors Sandro Marpillero, James Carpenter, Kenneth Frampton, Princeton Architectural Press, 2006, ISBN 978-1-56898-608-1


  1. ^ "Oral history interview with James Carpenter, 2008 February 25". www.aaa.si.edu. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  2. ^ a b "Daylight Architect, James Carpenter, Honored With EUR100,000 Award". artdaily.org. artdaily.org. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Defining The Void: The work of James Carpenter", Glass Quarterly, Winter 2005-2006 Issue Number 101
  4. ^ "James Carpenter Design Associates Inc". Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  5. ^ In a new light, Jerusalem Post
  6. ^ "Percent for Art: James Carpenter". NYC Department for Cultural Affairs. NYC Department for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 17 December 2015.

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