James Cornetet is an architect, artist, author, entrepreneur, professor and founder of the Urban Art Museum and Process Architecture in Orlando, Florida. He has won several design competitions and his work has received local, national and international design awards and has been featured in a number of print publications.
Cornetet’s designs range from the A’Design Award-winning get your feet off my coffee table, which was on display in the Museum of Design in Como, Italy to the AIA Award-winning Channelside Parking Garage in Tampa, Florida. Channelside was honored as one of the best parking garages in the world by the International Parking Institute.
In 2012, Cornetet was selected as one of 13 architects most likely to change the future of the built environment in Florida by a jury consisting of Stefan Horner of Herzog & de Meruon and Miami Herald architecture critic Beth Dunlop. In 2013, he received the AIA Fred H. Pryor Young Architects Forum Achievement Award which recognizes a young architect who consistently demonstrates excellence, exceptional promise and leadership qualities in both the profession and the community.
In addition to his work at Process Architecture, Cornetet’s critiques on architecture, art and society have been published in the German architecture publication Bauwelt, YAF Connection and AIA Florida’s florida/caribbean Architect, and his first book, Facadomy: A Critique on Capitalism and Its Assault on Mid-Century Modern Architecture has earned him critical praise, landing him on the long-list for the Sir Banister Fletcher Art Book Prize. Cornetet is an adjunct professor of architecture at Valencia College and the University of Central Florida School of Architecture in Orlando.
Cornetet received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 2004 from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati in 2006. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and is licensed to practice architecture in the State of Florida.