American architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang is the founding principal of Studio Gang. Jeanne is recognized internationally for a design process that foregrounds the relationships between individuals, communities, and environments. Drawing insight from ecological systems, her analytical and creative approach has produced some of today’s most compelling design work, including the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo and Aqua Tower.
Jeanne is currently designing major projects throughout North America, including cultural projects such as the expansion of the American Museum of Natural History; mixed-use towers in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago; and university work including the Campus North Residential Commons at the University of Chicago. Studio Gang was also recently selected to design the new US Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil.
A recipient of the 2013 National Design Award (Cooper Hewitt Design Museum), Jeanne was named the 2016 Architect of the Year by the Architectural Review. The work of the Studio has been honored and exhibited widely, including at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, and Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of Reveal, the first volume on Studio Gang’s work and process, and Reverse Effect: Renewing Chicago’s Waterways, which envisions a radically greener future for the Chicago River. An alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Jeanne has taught at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Rice, Columbia, and IIT, where her studios have focused on materials, cities, and ecologies.
Registrations & Certifications
Fellow, American Institute of Architects
Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
LEED Accredited Professional