Alissa Anderson directs the Studio’s publications and special projects. She works closely with Jeanne Gang and others to develop books, writing, exhibitions, events, and related initiatives that share the Studio’s work and ideas with many audiences and advance its research agenda.
Originally joining Studio Gang in 2009, Alissa led the Reveal, Reverse Effect, and Building book projects. 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 Principal of Urbanism and Civic Impact Gia Biagi, works to communicate the Studio’s expanded approach to urban design. Her own writing and research center on post-industrial regeneration in the Rust Belt, and she serves as a contributing editor of the Avery Review.