Founded by MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang is an architecture and urbanism collective located in Chicago and New York.
“Here, architecture doesn’t just contain performance spaces; it celebrates and enhances them, becoming a memorable part of the drama—and the suburban landscape.”
“We want to do the right things for our community. ... There are forces that are beyond architecture, but why not use it as one of the tools to help address this issue.”
“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.”
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.
“[Gang] personifies a central theme of the biennial: It’s time for architects to expand their role, or ‘agency,’ to address ... pressing problems.”
“When nature works, it uses the least amount of material in the most advantageous way. If we could learn from that, cities could become more like an ecological cycle.”