Panel Discussion – Polis Station

November 17, 2015
Chicago Architecture Biennial
Chicago Cultural Center

Studio Gang convened a panel of community leaders, policing strategists, developers, and architects to discuss how design could help rebuild trust between citizens and police. Using the Chicago Architecture Biennial project Polis Station as a starting point, the panel discussed strategies, both spatial and social, that could repair relationships between police officers and the communities they serve.


Chicago Architecture Biennial BOLD Studio Visit

November 2, 2015
Studio Gang – Chicago

Jeanne Gang and Mark Schendel, Principals of Studio Gang, welcomed visitors to the new Chicago office on its first day of occupancy. Jeanne and Mark shared insights about the Studio's projects, research, and way of working. The Chicago Architecture Biennial event was organized by Iker Gil as part of the Biennial exhibition BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago.


Nelson-Atkins Museum Mary Atkins Lecture

October 29, 2015
Nelson-Atkins Museum
Kansas City

Jeanne visited the Nelson-Atkins Museum and delivered a lecture as part of the 2015 Mary Atkins Lecture Series. Jeanne spoke about Studio Gang’s far-ranging research and work and how her practice is engaging with pressing issues such as urbanization, climate change, and rising inequality.


CTBUH New York International Conference Presentation

October 27, 2015
Grand Hyatt
New York

Jeanne Gang presented her new paper “Three Points of the Residential High-Rise: Designing for Social Connectivity” at the 2015 CTBUH International Conference in New York. Her presentation discussed “exo-spatial design,” “solar carving,” and “bridging” as strategies for creating more socially connective tall buildings.


Chicago Ideas Week – Architecture: From the Skyscraper to the Riverwalk

October 18, 2015
Talk: Chicago Ideas Week – Architecture: From the Skyscraper to the Riverwalk
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
4–5:30 pm

Gia Biagi, Senior Director of Urbanism and Civic Impact at Studio Gang, spoke with Carol Ross Barney, Sarah Astheimer, Bill Doerge, and Ed Purver about Chicago’s enduring architectural influence.

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Columbia GSAPP Lecture

October 12, 2015
Wood Auditorium, Columbia University
New York

In her first lecture at Columbia since 2012, architect, MacArthur Fellow, and GSAPP Visiting Professor Jeanne Gang presented the work of Studio Gang Architects. The Chicago-based firm’s acclaimed portfolio includes the Aqua Tower and Columbia College Media Production Center. In Gang’s work, Richard Meier notes a “continuation of Chicago’s modernist tradition of structural rationalism. She does this in a way that is at once deeply personal, socially progressive, and incomparably innovative.” Response by Amale Andraos.

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SXSW Eco — Designing Water: Creative Minds Rethink Resiliency

October 5, 2015 
Austin Convention Center 6A

Rebuild by Design and HUD’s National Disaster Resilience Competition sparked deep thinking about the relationship of cities to water. In a panel discussion at SXSW EcoGia Biagi, Studio Gang's Senior Director of Urbanism and Civic Impact, joined resiliency experts to discuss creative ideas to build climate resiliency into city and county infrastructure around the country.

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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.


Harvard Design: Chicago — Adaptive Architectures and Smart Materials Conference

October 10, 2015
Venue SIX10

Part of Harvard Design: Chicago, the panel discussion “Ecologies” links projects that incorporate new materials, systems and strategies, including smart glass, kinetic envelopes, and innovative building systems. Panelists for the discussion include Frank Barkow MArch ’90, Jeanne Gang MArch ’93, Martin Henn, Michael Meredith MArch ’00, and Matthias Schuler. Moderated by Florian Idenburg.

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Chicago Magazine Culture Festival Talk

September 26, 2015
Venue SIX10

Jeanne Gang joined architect Stanley Tigerman and artist Amanda Williams to discuss “The State of Chicago Architecture.” Moderated by Sarah Herda, Director of the Graham Foundation and Artistic Director of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the talk explored the city’s evolving architectural legacy on the cusp of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.


Jeanne Gang at Society of Architectural Historians Conference

April 18, 2015
Fourth Presbyterian

The panel discussion “Transformations of the Chicago River and Lakefront” focused on the area’s waterfront, including Lake Michigan and the Chicago River and efforts to reinvigorate long-neglected waterways.


Jeanne Gang on Guggenheim Helsinki Panel

April 26, 2015
Museum of Finnish Architecture

“Difference and Repetition: A Roundtable on Architecture, Society and Competition” Roundtable at the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki


Jeanne Gang Guggenheim Helsinki Lecture

April 25, 2015
Ateneum Art Museum

Jeanne Gang, Founder and Principal of Studio Gang Architects and a member of the jury for the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition; and Bjarke Ingels, Founder and Principal of BIG Bjarke Ingels Group; delivered lectures on their work.


Yale School of Architecture Lecture

April 2, 2015
Yale School of Architecture
New Haven


MFA Boston Esther Steinberg Memorial Architecture Lecture

March 18, 2015
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium, MFA Boston

Taking on the topic “what we make,” Jeanne steps back to explore the architect’s role in making cities of the past, what that role is today, and what its evolution might look like in the future.

Through the lens of some of her firm’s most recent and noteworthy projects, including Aqua Tower, Northerly Island Framework Plan, Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, and Columbia College Chicago’s Media Production Center, she examines how architectural practice might be refocused to help reimagine the state of our environment and our cities.


University of Michigan Taubman College Lecture

March 13, 2015
Helmut Stern Auditorium, University of Michigan Museum of Art
Ann Arbor

Jeanne’s lecture “Infra-tecture” kicked off the 2nd Annual Urban Development Now Symposium, which focused on the changing economic and development landscape of cities, and the distinct role of the capital markets in realizing large-scale urban projects.


Harvard University Lecture: “Expeditions in the Contemporary City”

February 12, 2015
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, Harvard University


Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series

January 28, 2015
NVIDIA Auditorium, Huang Engineering Center, Stanford University

Architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang discusses how the process of co-creation with clients and diverse teams leads to uniquely designed works that achieve aesthetic beauty and, at the same time, make bold statements. Founder and principal of Studio Gang Architects, Gang describes growing her firm without diluting creativity or camaraderie.


Guggenheim Helsinki Competition Panel

October 15, 2014
Center for Architecture
New York

In June 2014, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation launched its first open, international, anonymous architectural competition, for the design of a proposed Guggenheim museum in Helsinki. For this panel discussion held at the Center for Architecture, Jeanne and other participants engaged in a broad-ranging discussion of topics raised by the competition that are reshaping the future of the contemporary art museum and the discipline of architecture.


University of Melbourne Lecture

October 7, 2014
Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne

In the third and final ABP Dean's Lecture of 2014, titled “In, On, Around, and Beyond: Expeditions in the Contemporary City,” Jeanne explored how today’s cities must cope with vast industrial-era spaces after those uses have lapsed. Through the lens of some of her firm’s most recent and noteworthy projects, she spoke about how architectural practice might be refocused to help reimagine these territories and initiate transformation. Jeanne also addressed her longstanding interest in the new ways that cultural and science-based aspects of natural systems can aid in defining the city.


University of Virginia HOK Lecture in Sustainable Design

September 22, 2014
Campbell Hall, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Jeanne’s talk addressed how American cities must cope with vast industrial-era spaces after those uses have lapsed. Through the lens of some of her firm’s most recent and noteworthy projects, she proposed how architectural practice might be refocused to help reimagine these territories and initiate transformation.


Field Museum Women In Science Luncheon

May 7, 2014
Field Museum

For centuries, cities and water have been inextricably linked, with water serving as the medium of mercantile portage, as an industrial resource, and more recently as a means to fulfill contemporary recreational desires. Jeanne Gang, in her lecture “Urban Aquatic,” discussed the edge between water and land in light of the contemporary city, seeking to expand the intersections among architecture, urban regions, water environments, and their inhabitants.


University of Chicago “What Mammals Want”

April 28, 2014
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, the University of Chicago

Jeanne discusses Studio Gang’s research on new ways of inhabiting our urban environments.


Thodos Dance Chicago “Changes of Phase”

March 8, 2014
Harris Theater for Music and Dance

The acclaimed Thodos Dance Chicago (TDC) presented an exhilarating evening of dance, featuring the world premiere of Changes of Phase. Combining the singular talents of TDC Founder and Artistic Director Melissa Thodos and Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, this cross-disciplinary work explores the fascinating worlds of—and intersections among—dance, architecture, and physics.


Cooper-Hewitt Conversation Series

March 5, 2014
The Greene Space at WNYC
New York


Cornell University Edgar A. Tafel Lecture Series

October 9, 2013
Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium, Milstein Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY


World Architecture Festival 2013

October 3, 2013
Main Stage, World Architecture Festival

How can architects promote longevity, flexibility, and efficiency?

Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects and Paul Williams, Principal of Stanton Williams, discussed balancing cost and value throughout a building’s lifetime, recognizing the design implications of higher initial costs versus long-term savings, and delivering buildings that are flexible and adaptable yet highly tailored to the client.


Architectural Association School of Architecture London Lecture

May 28, 2013
Architectural Association Lecture Hall

Jeanne wrapped up the AA’s 2012/13 Public Programme series by lecturing on “To Work in America.”


Irish Architecture Foundation NEW NOW NEXT Lecture

May 22, 2013
Innovation Academy

Jeanne Gang delivered “Reclaiming the Edge,” the inaugural lecture of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s NEW NOW NEXT series. Curated in collaboration with Arup, the series is intended “to reveal current and next-generation ideas and architects from across the globe...presenting to Irish audiences an exciting range of emerging and emerged, dynamic, provocative architectural studios who are challenging perceptions about the practice of architecture now and into the future, while inspiring and engaging the public along the way.”


Rice Design Alliance Lecture "Moving House"

March 26, 2013
Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Jeanne discussed how housing can evolve in multiple ways to address contemporary challenges in "Moving House," delivered as the Rice Design Alliance's 2013 Sally Walsh Lecture. Dedicated to "honoring Walsh’s groundbreaking foray into modern design by bringing cutting edge designers to Houston," the lecture was sponsored in collaboration with the Rice School of Architecture, the AIA Houston Chapter, and the Architecture Center Houston Foundation.