Studio Gang

Founded by architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang is an architecture, interiors, and urbanism practice in Chicago and New York.


Chicago Tribune — “Architect Jeanne Gang's vision expands from the skyscraper to the police station”

November 15, 2015
Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune's Blair Kamin surveys Jeanne's growing practice, including Studio Gang's Polis Station project for the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune


New York Times - American Museum of Natural History Releases Design of Gilder Center

November 5, 2015
New York Times
Michael Kimmelman

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.

Read more at the New York Times


Studio Gang Moves into New Chicago Office

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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1520 W Division Street
Chicago, IL 60642
+1 773 384 1212


Studio Gang’s Polis Station on View at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

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.


Inside Studio Gang

Watch the video, then meet the Studio.

Watch the video, then meet the Studio.

Our founding principal Jeanne Gang takes you inside the studio to explore our philosophy, approach, and recent work.

Our Northerly Island framework plan re-envisions 91 acres on Chicago’s lakefront, returning the land to public open space and ecological attractions. Marking the completion of phase one of its transformation from Meigs Field, Northerly Island opened to the public on Friday, September 4, 2015.


Neighbors and Police Officers Open New Community Basketball Court

October 4, 2015
10th District Police Station
3315 W. Ogden Avenue
North Lawndale, Chicago
12 pm
Polis Station

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.


BBC Culture — “How Nature Inspires the Buildings of Jeanne Gang”

October 12, 2015
BBC Culture

Jeanne spoke with the BBC’s Jonathan Glancey about birds’ nests, the tools that made Aqua Tower possible, reviving an urban habitat at the Lincoln Park Zoo Nature Boardwalk, and the importance of breaking things.

Watch at BBC Culture


WIRED — “The City-Sculpting Buildings of Chicago’s Biggest Architect”

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.”

Read more at WIRED


Fast Company Co.Design — “5 Big Ideas From The Chicago Architecture Biennial”

October 8, 2015
Fast Company Co.Design
Polis Station

‘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.’”

Read more at Co.Design


Fire Rescue 2 Honored with NYC Excellence in Design Award

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.


Studio Gang’s WMS Boathouse in the August issue of Architectural Review

The August issue of UK publication Architectural Review focuses on the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park in a major profile.


Curbed — “How Jeanne Gang’s Firm Designed a Better Police Station”

October 2, 2015
Polis Station

“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."

Read more at Curbed

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.


Three Points for the Residential High-Rise: Designing for Social Connectivity

Read Jeanne’s essay, recently presented at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s 2015 conference in New York.


Kayaking the Chicago River with Jeanne Gang

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.


Chicago Tribune — Northerly Island “A Beguiling Lakefront Landscape”

The Chicago Tribune’s Blair Kamin reviews the newly opened Northerly Island park, calling it “a beguiling lakefront landscape.”