Jeanne Gang

Studio Gang Architecture

American architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, FAIA, is the founding principal of Studio Gang. Jeanne is recognized internationally for a design process that foregrounds the relationships between individuals, communities, and environments. Drawing insight from ecological systems, her analytical and creative approach has produced some of today’s most compelling design work, including the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, Writers Theatre, Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, and Aqua Tower.

Jeanne is currently designing major projects throughout the Americas and Europe, including cultural projects such as the expansion of the American Museum of Natural History; mixed-use towers in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Toronto; university work including a new unified campus for the California College of the Arts; and civic projects such as the new US Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil.

A recipient of the 2013 National Design Award (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum), Jeanne was named the 2016 Architect of the Year by the Architectural Review. She was recently honored with the Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award, a Fellowship from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Widely published and acclaimed, Jeanne’s work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, and Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of Reveal, the first volume on Studio Gang’s work and process, and Reverse Effect: Renewing Chicago’s Waterways, which envisions a radically greener future for the Chicago River.