Alissa Anderson directs the Studio’s publications and special projects, working closely with Jeanne Gang and others to develop books, writing, exhibitions, and related initiatives that share the Studio’s work and ideas with multiple publics and progress its research agenda.
Originally joining Studio Gang in 2009, Alissa led the Reveal, Reverse Effect, and Building book projects, becoming deeply interested in architecture and its intersections with other disciplines. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Critical, Curatorial & Conceptual Practices in Architecture (CCCP) from Columbia University GSAPP, where she won the CCCP Thesis Award.
Now back in the Chicago office, Alissa is especially drawn to the Studio’s public and cultural projects, and, with Senior Director of Urbanism and Civic Impact Gia Biagi, works to articulate the Studio’s expanded approach to urban design. Her own writing and research center on deindustrialization and post-industrial regeneration in the Rust Belt, and she serves as a contributing editor (plus the unofficial “Midwestern Correspondent”) of the Avery Review.