Jeanne Gang Awarded the 2017 Marcus Prize

September 15, 2017

“American architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, FAIA, founding principal of Studio Gang has been awarded the seventh Marcus Prize. ... This $100,000 award, supported by the Marcus Corporation Foundation (the philanthropic arm of the Marcus Corporation, a lodging and entertainment company headquartered in Milwaukee) and administered by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning, includes a cash prize to the recipient and supports a design studio at the school that will be collaboratively led by Ms. Gang.

The jury members, Frances Bronet, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Illinois Institute of Technology; John Czarnecki, Editor-in-Chief of Contract Magazine; Anne Rieselbach, Program Director at the Architectural League of New York; David Marcus, CEO of Marcus Investments and Robert Greenstreet, Dean, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning met on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, when they reviewed the portfolios, CVs and work statements of a pool of international nominees from 16 countries on 4 continents, all who were required to demonstrate at least ten years of proven, exceptional practice.

After considerable deliberation, the jury selected Jeanne Gang as the recipient. Jury member John Czarnecki commented that she ‘is adept at outstanding design for all scales—from the neighborhood and urban scale to the detail of buildings and interior elements. Her practice combines design thinking about the impact of architecture and urban design on cities as well as the creation of beautiful buildings rooted in context that will stand the test of time.’”

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