James Wines is an American artist/architect, product designer, and educator, associated with environmental design. Wines is founder and president of SITE, a New York City -based architecture and environmental arts organization chartered in 1970. The main focus of his design work is on green issues and the integration of buildings with their surrounding contexts. Wines graduated from Syracuse University in 1956. He became a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome that year and was bestowed a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1962. Wines began his career as a sculptor and graphic designer. He went on to become the designer of more than 150 architecture, environmental-art, interior-design, public-space and... more.