James Hubbell is an artist and architectural designer from San Diego, CA. His unique designs seem to grow out of their surroundings. He uses community involvement and volunteer participation and education to construct his public art projects. Hubbell is the creator of the Pacific Rim Park project, which has completed a necklace of seven parks around the Pacific. This "string of pearls" encircles and connects China, Russia, Taiwan, the Philippines, South Korea, Tijuana, and San Diego with public spaces of beauty and purpose.