Principal, James Sanders + Associates
James Sanders, AIA is New York-based architect, author, and filmmaker whose work has garnered him a Guggenheim Fellowship and Emmy award, among other honors.
His landmark study of the city and film, Celluloid Skyline (Knopf, 2001), hailed by Jane Jacobs as a “marvelous—miraculous—book,” became a major 2007 exhibition in Grand Central Terminal designed by Mr. Sanders (with Pentagram) and sponsored by TCM. With Ric Burns, Mr. Sanders wrote the acclaimed 8-part PBS series, New York: A Documentary Film, and its companion volume, New York: An Illustrated History (Knopf, 1999).
As principal of James Sanders + Associates, a design and research studio in New York, Mr. Sanders has developed the Seaport Culture District for The Howard Hughes Corporation, NYU Open House, a civic and cultural space in Greenwich Village, and Timescapes, the orientation experience at the Museum of the City of New York. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE) at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, sits on the Board of Directors of the Skyscraper Museum, and in March 2006 was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for research in the experience of cities.