James Carpenter (architect)

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James Carpenter
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Born 1949
Alma mater Rhode Island School of Design
Known for light art
Awards MacArthur Fellows Program
James Carpenter, Glass Technologist; President James Carpenter Design Associates, Inc., New York, NY. Age: 55.

James Carpenter (born 1948) is an American light artist and designer.


He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in sculpture in 1972.[1] He studied with Dale Chihuly.[2]

He works at James Carpenter Design Associates.[3] Carpenter was selected to design new public spaces and visitor amenities for the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.[4]


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.[1][5] He was also a member of the 2004 class of MacArthur Fellows.



  1. ^ a b "Daylight Architect, James Carpenter, Honored With EUR100,000 Award". artdaily.org. artdaily.org. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Defining The Void: The work of James Carpenter", Glass Quarterly, Winter 2005-2006 Issue Number 101
  3. ^ "James Carpenter Design Associates Inc.". Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  4. ^ In a new light, Jerusalem Post
  5. ^ "Percent for Art: James Carpenter". NYC Department for Cultural Affairs. NYC Department for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 

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