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 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.

"While the powerfully sculpted forms of Gang's buildings are arresting to the eye, she is not a formalist obsessed with the way buildings look at the expense of how they work. Instead, she personifies a central theme of the biennial: It's time for architects to expand their role, or 'agency,' to address such pressing problems as climate change and the wave of shootings that's wracking Chicago."

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


Chicago Architecture Biennial film examines Polis Station project

November 16, 2015
Chicago Architecture Biennial

In the second installation of the Chicago Architecture Biennial Interview Series, Jeanne Gang discusses the firm's philosophy, the architect's role in addressing larger social issues, and Studio Gang's Polis Station project, which reimagines the police station to build a more trusting relationship between citizens and police.


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.


Studio Gang Moves into New Chicago Office

Studio Gang is pleased to announce its Chicago team has moved into a new studio at 1520 W Division Street. The historic Art Deco building, built by the Polish National Alliance in 1937, houses Studio Gang's growing team of architects and planners.

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


Chicago Maroon – "High demand at new Studio Gang-designed City Hyde Park building"

October 30, 2015
Chicago Maroon

The Chicago Maroon reports rental units at the Studio Gang–designed City Hyde Park project are in high demand:

"There has been high demand for the new City Hyde Park retail and residential apartments located at 5105 South Harper Avenue, much of which comes from students seeking an alternative to the university housing system.

According to MAC Apartment’s Silliman Group Director of Community Development Peter Cassel, the apartments have attracted many different types of people who are looking for an upscale living experience.

'We believe [City Hyde Park] will appeal to many Hyde Parkers, including the young and older students, teachers, working people, professionals, and retired,' Cassel said."

Read more at the Chicago Maroon


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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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.

“On the windowsill in Jeanne Gang’s studio, several birds’-nests are lined up. The architect, whose practice is based in Chicago, takes inspiration from their beauty and economy.

‘Birds’-nests are so resourceful,’ she tells Jonathan Glancey. ‘When nature works it uses the least amount of material and uses it in the most advantageous way. If we could learn from that, cities could become more interconnected like an ecological cycle, where the waste from one thing becomes the material for the next.’”

Watch at BBC Culture


Fast Company Co.Design – "5 Big Ideas From The Chicago Architecture Biennial"

October 8, 2015
Fast Company Co.Design
Polis Station

"'The two prongs are 'police station becomes community center' and police officers are 'atomized' and become part of the community,'" she says. Her conceptual proposal includes things like having computers with public Internet access in the stations; constructing shared athletic facilities; building police housing in neighborhoods where there's an abundance of vacant properties; planting community gardens. Gang points out that some current policy might not make some of these proposals feasible. For example, in New York City officers cannot live in the precincts they patrol. Moreover, there was no client; the firm could let its ideas run wild. However, much of this is actionable. One of the suggestions, turning parking lots into basketball courts, was actually built at a Lawndale police station and was met with excitement when it opened this weekend. That said, Gang views the Polis Station as a more potent conversation starter than a blueprint.

'We need something,' she 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


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.”

“Her firm Studio Gang’s creative research in form, ecology, material, and social connectivity stems not only from its founder being a ‘tech geek inside,’ but from her interest in getting as many voices in the room as possible. “It gets really exciting when those ideas are flying around from all sides,” she said. Members of her staff include experts in (or at the very least lovers of) urban planning, civic affairs, history, science, technology, social justice, and the arts, to name a few.”

Read more at WIRED


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.

Tickets available


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.

‘We’re interested in this issue, we read the paper everyday, but we’re not a client of the police or any community groups. But, if you are designing a police station, you should be working for both groups equally.’”

Read more at Curbed


Chicago Tribune — “Towering Question for Biennial: Are These Ideas We Can Build On?”

September 30, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Polis Station

“One response to the city’s mayhem comes from the acclaimed Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, who will exhibit a proposal to rethink police stations and build trust between cops and residents.

Rather than isolating a police station from its surroundings, her plan calls for setting it amid a cluster of buildings, including an attached gym and market. The buildings would frame a village green, symbolizing the idea of community. Gang calls the idea ‘Polis Station,’ a reference to the word for a Greek city-state and a society characterized by a sense of community.

Whether or not such proposals can help restrain the city's violence, it’s significant that they’re being floated at all. They speak to the desire of a rising generation of architects to engage and transform the world, not simply to do the bidding of the marketplace.”

Read more at the Chicago Tribune


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.


BLOG: Oceans and seas, lakes, rivers, and streams

Over 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water and aquatic ecosystems, from tiny creeks to massive oceans, are under threat. Studio Gang’s work has focused on preserving and renewing the world’s waterways and it’s personal.

Our team shares the bodies of water that mean most to them and why these environments are worth saving.


Kayaking the Chicago River with Jeanne Gang in the Architect’s Newspaper

September 3, 2015
The Architect’s Newspaper
WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

The Architect’s Newspaper visited the WMS Boathouse and went kayaking with Jeanne to talk about the boathouse, the river, and how her firm plans to continue producing unique architecture as its influence expands around the Midwest and beyond.


Architectural Review — “The Flying Twist”

August 1, 2015
Architectural Review
WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

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


Chicago Tribune — “Northerly Island Park: Beguiling Lakefront Landscape”

September 2, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Northerly Island

“Designed by landscape architects SmithGroupJJR with Studio Gang Architects, and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the new Northerly Island parkland will offer a taste of the habitats, from ponds to marshes to prairies to savannas, that existed before development overran the Chicago area.”

Read more at the Chicago Tribune


Inflection Australia — “Inside Studio Gang: On Making and Drawing”

September 1, 2015
Inflection Australia

In conversation with Inflection, Gang discussed the role of drawing and research in contemporary architecture, touching on her designs for Chicago’s Aqua Tower and Northerly Island. Her perspective provides insight into the value of a rigourous, multi-disciplinary approach to architecture.


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.


Fire Rescue 2 Wins Public Design Commission of New York Award

July 14, 2015
Fire Rescue 2

About the Award

Since 1983, the Design Commission has recognized outstanding public projects with its Annual Awards for Excellence in Design. The winning projects, selected from the hundreds of submissions reviewed by the Commission the previous year, exemplify the City’s highest design standards.

Rescue Company 2 houses Brooklyn’s elite force of firefighters and rescue workers. The company’s new station, located in Brownsville, Brooklyn, is inspired by the specialized tools and training towers the company uses. Recognizing the importance of full preparedness, the building is designed to be a training tool itself by enabling the simulation of a wide range of emergency conditions in, on, and around the building. The design incorporates innovative double-use spaces such as a vertical light and air shaft that doubles as a training tower with windows, doors, and balconies that mimic typical city conditions. The modern exterior maintains the neighborhood scale and iconic red doors of more traditional firehouses. In line with the Mayor’s commitment to an 80% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the design includes a geothermal HVAC system, solar powered hot-water heating system, and natural lighting and ventilation to reduce energy use. The inventive new firehouse is sure to become a critical structure for New York’s Bravest and a source of pride for the community.

Read more


Studio Gang expands urban design and planning practice

June 23, 2015

Studio Gang is pleased to announce the expansion of its urban design and planning practice with the addition of Gia Biagi, Senior Director of Urbanism and Civic Impact. Gia, who serves as the Studio’s principal planner, is widely regarded as a thought leader in the preservation, enhancement, and expansion of urban public space. She has spent more than a decade helping governments and non-profit organizations make smart investments in urban environments.


Studio Gang Selected to Design Net Positive Energy Campus

June 5, 2015
Academy for Global Citizenship

The Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC) has selected Studio Gang to create a replicable model for learning in the 21st Century.


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.


Chicago Tribune — “Proposed skyscraper could be third-tallest—or fifth tallest—in Chicago”

April 14, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Vista Tower

“The outlines of what could be Chicago’s third-tallest skyscraper came into sharp focus Monday when the project’s developers unveiled their latest plan for the riverfront tower — a trio of interconnected high-rises that would bring stacks of undulating glass to the city’s skyline.”

Read more at the Chicago Tribune


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


San Francisco Chronicle — “Chicago architect praises S.F.’s architecture ‘ecosystem’”

February 3, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle

“Gang is the rare American architect who has crafted a 21st century high-rise that’s a popular favorite: Aqua, an 82-story shaft from 2009 that stands near Chicago’s Millennium Park like a weather-softened concrete cliff. She’s at work here on a 40-story tower proposed at Folsom and Spear streets, one block in from the Embarcadero. The form would be simple, a lean rectangle, but the silhouette would be a ripple of angled bay windows, jagged and subtle at once.”

Read more at the San Francisco Chronicle


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.


Mark magazine — Arcus Center

December 23, 2014
Mark magazine
Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Jeanne Gang speaks with Mark magazine about how Studio Gang shaped a space that elevates social justice and welcomes those of all gender identifications.

Read more at Frameweb


Domus — “Center for Social Justice”

December 22, 2014
Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

“Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership’s design — delivered by Studio Gang Architects — is visually open and activated by daylight, encouraging convening in configurations that begin to break down psychological and cultural barriers between people.”

Read more at Domus


Azure — “2014 in Review: Top 10 Big Projects”

December 22, 2014
Azure Magazine
Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Azure Magazine named the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership one of its top 10 projects for 2014:

“The entire structure seems to balance on the peak of a knoll, speaking to the elevated goals pursued within.”

Read more at Azure


American Museum of Natural History Plans an Addition

December 11, 2014
American Museum of Natural History

The New York Times reports the American Museum of Natural History has selected Studio Gang to design the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation, an addition which will feature exhibitions, labs, and theaters.

Read more at the New York Times


New York magazine — “Who Wants a Supertall Skyline”

December 5, 2014
New York magazine

“The architectural challenge of supertall buildings is to accommodate humans in structures of inhuman scale. I can think of three architects who have pulled off that trick at heights of 800 feet or more. In Jeanne Gang’s Aqua Tower in Chicago, undulating concrete balconies recall Sullivan’s geometric traceries, animating the façades with ripples.”

Read more at New York magazine


L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui examines WMS Boathouse

December 1, 2014
WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

French design magazine L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui examines architectural models in the December issue, showing how the motion of rowing informed the design of the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park.


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Studio Gang Reimagines Former Power Plant at Beloit College

November 5, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Beloit College Powerhouse

Beloit College has unveiled designs for converting a century-old power plant on the Rock River into a recreation center with sustainable features by celebrated architectural firm Studio Gang. The design is meant to retain the industrial character of the decommissioned coal-fired electrical plant while showcasing reduced energy features — and human energy.”

Read more at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Chicago Tribune — “Writers Breaks Ground on New Theater”

October 24, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Writers Theatre

“The groundbreaking of the new, Studio Gang-designed Writers Theatre in Glencoe took place on Tuesday. Principal architect Jeanne Gang was on hand, alongside artistic director Michael Halberstam, executive director Kathryn M. Lipuma, and numerous members of the Writers Board of Trustees. The theater plans to have the building completed in 2016.”


New York Times — “Stoking a Hearth for Human Rights”

October 16, 2014
New York Times
Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

“What makes the building special is partly the novel form, which grows straight out of the center’s ambitions. It’s also the element of handicraft (those cordwood masonry exteriors) when so much marquee architecture leans on high-tech materials and 3-D printing.”

“Mostly the center’s design is laudable simply for being eloquent and humane.”

Read more at the New York Times


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.


CTBUH Journal

October 1, 2014
CTBUH Journal
Folsom Bay Tower


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.


Casabella magazine features WMS Boathouse

June 1, 2014
WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

Italian design magazine Casabella featured the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park in its June 2014 issue.


New Yorker — “The Urban Wild”

May 14, 2014
The New Yorker
National Aquarium BLUEprint

“Gang took her practice deeper into an area of long-standing interest: the relationship between nature and culture. Last year, the National Aquarium, in Baltimore, asked her to help express, through design, a signal change in its mission. It wanted to move from being an aquarium that dabbled in conservation to being a conservation organization that has an aquarium.”


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


Architectural Record — “National Resources Defense Council Midwest Office”

January 22, 2014
Architectural Record
Midwest Offices, Natural Resources Defense Council

“If it were only a case of ‘practice what you preach,’ the sustainably designed Midwest offices of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) would offer an impressive enough example, with a new space that exploits daylight and incorporates reclaimed materials. But this esteemed environmental-action group and its architect, Studio Gang, wanted to set a new standard. The project surpasses LEED Platinum to become the world's first tenant retrofit to achieve certification through the Living Building Challenge, the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard. More than that, though, the office is a stunning workplace, with a carefully considered layout that caters to the unique needs of the Chicago branch of the organization's small but growing staff of lawyers, economists, engineers, communications specialists, and policy experts.”

Read more at Architectural Record


Architect’s Newspaper — “Design at Work: National Resources Defense Council”

January 22, 2014
Architect’s Newspaper
Midwest Offices, Natural Resources Defense Council

”Studio Gang Architects’ office build-out is the first to pass the Living Building Challenge's tough standards for energy efficiency and the use of sustainable materials.”

Read more at the Architect's Newspaper


Wallpaper showcases WMS Boathouse in January 2014 issue

January 1, 2014
WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

Wallpaper showcases the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park in its January 2014 issue.


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.


Bloomberg Businessweek - "Visionaries: Jeanne Gang and the Greening of Chicago"

January 28, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek

"Effective design makes it possible for people to connect with each other." — Jeanne Gang

Read at Bloomberg Businessweek


Planning - "Lakefront Love Affair"

January 1, 2013
Planning magazine
Northerly Island


Wall Street Journal - "Jeanne Gang"

October 25, 2012
Wall Street Journal

"The renegade architect on intervening with nature, creating happier suburbs and why coyotes have a place in cities."

Read more


TimeOut Chicago - "Inside Jeanne Gang's Studio"

September 20, 2012
TimeOut Chicago

"'Notable about Studio Gang, from a curator’s standpoint, is the depth of research that’s plainly pinned to their walls. 'It’s very inspiring when you go there,' [Art Institute of Chicago curator] Zoe Ryan says of Studio Gang’s HQ. 'What’s interesting about them is that Jeanne is less interested in formal solutions as she is in trying to find solutions that really open up projects to, perhaps, possibilities that aren’t expected.'"


Chicago magazine - "Jeanne Gang Breaks Open the Bungalow to Save Cicero's Housing"

February 28, 2012
Chicago magazine
Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream

Studio Gang was invited to address the housing crisis in Cicero. Following the lead of its immigrant residents, Gang and her team (which included Theaster Gates) broke up the bungalow into its component pieces and re-envisioned it as the Recombinant House.

Read more at Chicago magazine


New York Times - "Designing a Fix for Housing"

February 9, 2012
New York Times
Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream

Op-ed by Jeanne Gang and Greg Lindsay

Read op-ed here


Casabella - "Schermo liquido"

January 1, 2011
Casabella Magazine
Aqua Tower


New Yorker "Wave Effect"

February 1, 2010
New Yorker
Aqua Tower

"Gang turned the façade into an undulating landscape of bending, flowing concrete, as if the wind were blowing ripples across the surface of the building. You know this tower is huge and solid, but it feels malleable, its exterior pulsing with a gentle rhythm."

Read more at the New Yorker


Chicago Tribune - "Making Waves"

November 8, 2009
Chicago Tribune
Aqua Tower

"Aqua, the spectacular new Chicago skyscraper with the sensuous, undulating balconies, is the pearl of the long-running, now-ending Chicago building boom, a design that is as fresh conceptually as it is visually."


Metropolis - "Building Tall"

June 1, 2008
Metropolis magazine
Aqua Tower