Founded by architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang is an architecture, interiors, and urbanism practice in Chicago and New York.
November 5, 2015
New York Times
New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman took a look at the Studio Gang–designed Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History.
Studio Gang is pleased to announce its Chicago team has moved into a new office at 1520 W Division Street. The historic Art Deco building, built by the Polish National Alliance in 1937, serves as the Studio's Chicago headquarters.
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The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial opened Saturday, October 3. Our project, Polis Station—an urban proposal for rebuilding trust between police officers and citizens—is on view at the Chicago Cultural Center through the run of the exhibition, with a panel discussion on Tuesday, November 17, at 6 pm.
Our founding principal Jeanne Gang takes you inside the studio to explore our philosophy, approach, and recent work.
October 4, 2015
10th District Police Station
3315 W. Ogden Avenue
North Lawndale, Chicago
On Sunday, October 4, Studio Gang, the Chicago Police Department, the City of Chicago, and 24th Ward Alderman Michael Scott Jr. inaugurated a new basketball court in the parking lot of the 10th District Police Station in North Lawndale.
The basketball court is a real-world example of interventions proposed by Studio Gang's Polis Station installation for the Chicago Architecture Biennial. The court adapts a portion of the station's under-used parking lot as part of a larger effort to create spaces for social connection where officers and neighborhood residents can interact in positive, informal ways.
October 7, 2015
“Gang is one of those unicorns of architecture: a designer who is not only widely respected for her research, but has, through strategic practicality and an uncanny ability to convince clients to go further than they think they can, crossed the line into building on a large scale.”
October 8, 2015
Fast Company Co.Design
‘We need something,’ [Gang] says. ‘The violence in the neighborhoods is really intense and the conflicts between the police and community are more visible. This is a great time to try and take on this issue from multiple vantage points...Developing relationships and building trust—that’s where architecture can have a strong impact.’”
Studio Gang’s Fire Rescue 2, a new station house and training facility for Brooklyn’s elite force of firefighters and rescue workers, is one of ten 2015 recipients of the New York City Design Commission’s Annual Awards for Excellence in Design.
The August issue of UK publication Architectural Review focuses on the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park in a major profile.
October 2, 2015
“As Gang explains, the people at her firm were, like everyone else, ‘outraged’ at seeing the results of deteriorating relations between communities and the police. So earlier this year, they decided to do something about it. After months of research, came up with Polis Station, a research project that proposes turning police stations into community centers, and have started the process of turning some of those ideas into action in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood."
Defining a new edge of the city, Studio Gang's Vista Tower in downtown Chicago knits the Lakeshore East community to its environment with unprecedented urban connections and new public spaces.
If you’re in town for the Chicago Architecture Biennial, or just looking for a fun thing to do on the weekend, stop by our built and under-construction projects in the city. From Aqua Tower and the Columbia College Media Production Center in downtown, to the Nature Boardwalk and WMS Boathouse up north, to the currently under-construction Campus North and City Hyde Park to the south, you'll see our work and more: the neighborhoods and architectural history that make Chicago great.
Read Jeanne’s essay, recently presented at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s 2015 conference in New York.
The Architect’s Newspaper visited the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park and went kayaking with Jeanne to talk about the boathouse, the river, and how Studio Gang plans to continue producing unique architecture as its influence expands around the Midwest and beyond.
The Chicago Tribune’s Blair Kamin reviews the newly opened Northerly Island park, calling it “a beguiling lakefront landscape.”