JAMES WINES is the founder and president of SITE, an environmental art and architecture organization chartered in New York City in 1970. He is the former Chairman of Environmental Design at Parsons School of Design and a Professor of Architecture at Penn State University. His architecture, landscape and public space projects are based on a site-specific response to surrounding contexts. Prof. Wines’ educational philosophy advocates ‘integrative thinking,’ as a means of including multi-disciplinary ideas from outside the design profesions. He has written seven books on art and design, including ON SITE-ON ENERGY – Scribners & Sons 1974, DE-ARCHITECTURE – Rizzoli International 1987 and GREEN ARCHITECTURE – Taschen Verlag 2000. He has designed more than one hundred and fifty buildings and environmental art works for private and municipal clients in eleven countries. He is the recipient of the Smithsonian Institution’s 2013 National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement, the ANCE Annual Award for an International Architect (Italy 2011) and the Chrysler Award for Design Innovation (USA 1995). He is also the recipient of fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Kress Foundation, American Academy in Rome, Guggenheim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Graham Foundation and Ford Foundation. Prof. Wines continues to write, lecture and design projects, based on environmental initiatives.