Chicago Tribune — “New Writers Theatre building in Glencoe has a flair for drama”

February 5, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Blair Kamin

Chicago Tribune architectural critic Blair Kamin shares his impressions of the new home for Glencoe’s Writers Theatre, designed by Studio Gang. “Here, architecture doesn’t just contain performance spaces; it celebrates and enhances them, becoming a memorable part of the drama—and the suburban landscape.”

The building opens to the public next Friday, February 12, with a community open house from 2 to 6 pm.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune


Design’s Social Agenda

In the February issue of Architectural Record, Editor-in-Chief Cathleen McGuigan pens an editorial proclaiming, “Architecture in the public interest is now part of the Zeitgeist.” 

In the piece, which spotlights 2016 Pritzker Prize winner, and director of this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, Alejandro Aravena; the 2015 Turner Prize–winning London architecture collective Assemble; and Studio Gang, McGuigan writes, “Studio Gang is a high-profile model practice that balances innovative architecture for commercial and institutional clients with work on social issues, often initiated by the architects themselves—what founder Jeanne Gang calls ‘actionable idealism.’”



Jeanne Gang at Kent State University

January 28, 2016
University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall
Kent State University


SXSW Eco 2015 — Designing Water: Creative Minds Rethink Resiliency

Our Senior Director of Urbanism & Civic Impact, Gia Biagi, joined Rebuild by Design’s Amy Chester, OMA’s Daniel Pittman, and the NRDC’s Rob Moore at SXSW Eco 2015 in October to rethink our relationship to water and its implications for the future. 

In light of recent events in places like Flint, Michigan, this kind of conversation is becoming ever-more visible... and necessary.


WMS Boathouse at Clark Park wins 2016 AIA National Award

We’re thrilled to announce that our WMS Boathouse at Clark Park is a 2016 recipient of the Institute Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects.


Chicago Ideas Week — What Does the Future of Chicago Look Like?

Back in October, Studio Gang’s Gia Biagi joined architect Carol Ross Barney, political correspondent Paris Schutz, and designer Sarah Weidner Astheimer for a Chicago Ideas Week discussion on the future of Chicago.

Revisit this important discussion and help keep these future-thinking ideas alive in the New Year.


Politico Magazine — “How to build a ‘post-Ferguson’ police station”

January 11, 2016
Politico Magazine

As Chicago reflects on the success of the city’s inaugural Architecture Biennial and our nation begins the New Year with renewed hope for our communities and cities, Politico Magazine revisits our Polis Station project, which aims to repair trust between citizens and police.

Briefly highlighting the Studio’s practice, the video follows the trajectory of the project and features the Studio’s Gia Biagi and Jeanne Gang. “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.”

Watch the video


ARCHITECT magazine video highlights Studio Gang’s Hyde Park projects

In this video from ARCHITECT magazine, Studio Gang founding principal Jeanne Gang and Senior Director of Interiors Margaret Cavenagh highlight two of our projects currently under construction in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood: City Hyde Park and the University of Chicago Campus North Residence Hall.

Watch the video


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 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 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


Gia Biagi on The Interview Show: Architecture Edition

November 6, 2015
The Hideout

Studio Gang’s Senior Director of Urbanism and Civic Impact Gia Biagi talks cities, Polis Station, and more with The Interview Show’s Mark Bazer.

Presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and the Association of Architecture Organizations


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 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