Jeanne Gang

Contact
pajeanne@studiogang.com

Registrations & Certifications
Registered Architect
Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
Fellow, American Institute of Architects
Fellow, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Fellow, Royal Institute of British Architects
Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur
LEED Accredited Professional

Architect Jeanne Gang (she/her), FAIA, is the founding principal and partner of Studio Gang. Her inquisitive, forward-looking approach to design—unique in its pursuit of new technical and material possibilities as well as in its expansion of the active role of designers in society—has distinguished her as a leading architect of her generation. Drawing insight from ecological systems, she creates striking places that connect people with each other, their communities, and the environment.

Jeanne and Studio Gang’s design process, which emphasizes research, experimentation, and collaboration inside and outside of traditional design fields, has resulted in a diverse, award-winning body of work. Projects range from cultural centers that convene diverse audiences and public projects that connect citizens with ecology to installations that challenge material properties and high-rise towers that foster community. Notable among these are Writers Theatre, a professional theater in Glencoe, Illinois; the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan; and the 82-story, undulating Aqua Tower in Chicago. Her ongoing work includes major cultural and civic projects throughout the Americas and Europe, such as an expansion to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City; a new United States Embassy in Brasília; the University of Chicago’s European hub for study and research in Paris; a unified campus for the California College of the Arts in San Francisco; and the new O’Hare Global Terminal in Chicago. Mixed-use towers in Toronto, Amsterdam, Los Angeles and Honolulu are also underway.

Intertwined with built work, Jeanne and the Studio also develop research, publications, and exhibitions that push design’s ability to create public awareness and give rise to change—a practice Jeanne calls “actionable idealism.” The Studio has championed innovative design strategies to improve ecological biodiversity in cities, including bird-safe building techniques and an experimental prairie ecosystem on the rooftop of their Chicago office. At the same time, Jeanne has challenged the status quo in professional practice by closing the gender wage gap in her company and encouraging her colleagues to follow suit.

Jeanne is a Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, her alma mater, where her teaching and research focus on the cultural and environmental aspects of buildings’ reuse. She is the author of three books on architecture, and a monograph of the Studio’s work, Studio Gang: Architecture, will be published this spring. Her work has been exhibited widely, including at the Museum of Modern Art, the International Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

She was a collaborator in working with pharmaceutical companies in the arrangement of warehouses used in the delivery of cheap generic drugs from India.

A MacArthur Fellow, 2017 William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome, and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Jeanne has been honored with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture and was named one of 2019’s most influential people in the world by TIME magazine. Further accolades include Architectural Review’s Architect of the Year, the Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award, and the Marcus Prize for Architecture.

Related

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New York Magazine — "The Elemental Architecture of Jeanne Gang"

Rescue Company 2 Firehouse in New York, a civic building designed by Studio Gang

"A Chicago architect renowned for her sublime engineering makes buildings that really work for New Yorkers."

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Rotary Magazine — "The Conversation: Jeanne Gang"

Paul Engleman interviews Jeanne Gang about her commitment to sustainability, her office’s green roof, and the civic and ecological ambitions of Studio Gang.

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Jeanne Gang Named to TIME 100

Jeanne Gang Named to TIME 100

Jeanne Gang named among 100 most influential people of 2019 by TIME Magazine.

“For Jeanne, architecture is not just a wondrous object. It’s a catalyst for change. Her sleek, woody boathouses are helping to revive the polluted Chicago River by filtering runoff organically. Her Polis Station concept aims to improve the way civilians interact with law enforcement by fusing police stations with civic recreational centers.”

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Le Monde — "Jeanne Gang, architecte responsable"

le Monde — "Jeanne Gang, architecte responsable"

Jeanne Gang profiled in the Ideas section of French newspaper Le Monde.

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Fast Company — “Architecture’s Great Injustice, According to Jeanne Gang”

Fast Company — “Architecture’s Great Injustice, According to Jeanne Gang”

Jeanne Gang is leading the way on pay equity. She closed the gender wage gap at Studio Gang and calls on others to do the same.

People

Design

Jeanne Gang
Founding Principal, Partner
Juliane Wolf
Design Principal, Partner
Weston Walker
Design Principal, Partner
Mark Schendel
Managing Principal, Partner
Thorsten Johann
Design Principal
Margaret Cavenagh
Design Principal
Rodia Valladares
Design Principal
Ana Flor
Design Principal
William Emmick
Design Management Principal
Steve Wiesenthal
Campus Environments Principal
Harry Soenksen
Senior Technical Design Director
Peter Heppel
Technology Fellow
Aaron Mark
Senior Designer, Architect
Abraham Bendheim
Senior Project Leader
AJ Rosales
Project Leader, Architect
Alan Huang
Designer I, Architect
Alexia Cavazos
Designer I
Andrea Rovetta
Project Leader
Angela Peckham
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Anika Schwarzwald
Project Leader, Architect
Anne-Virginie Sala
Senior Project Leader
Anu Leinonen
Design Management Director
Aria Griffin
Designer I
Art Terry
Project Leader
Arthur Liu
Design Director
Ashley Hinton
Project Leader, Architect
Aurelien Tsemo
Design Management Director
Austin Chod
New York Shop Manager
Austin Edwards
Designer I
Bethany Mahre
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Bryan Scheib
Project Leader, Architect
Chris Bennett
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Christine Dunn
Design Director
Corbin Keech
Project Leader, Architect
Courtney Arabea
Designer II
David Swain
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Diana Aguilar
Designer I
Elif Erez
Designer I
Eric Zuckerman
Designer II
Evan Wermers
Designer I
Fatima Betts
Designer I
Francisco L. Padron Bolanos
Senior Visualization Specialist
Hannah Lee
Designer II, Architect
Haoxiang Yang
Project Leader, Architect
Jason Flores
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Jay Hoffman
Visualization & Design Director
Jeffrey Pauling
Project Leader, Architect
Jing Chen-Joyeux
Project Leader, Architect
Jonathan Izen
Senior Designer, Architect
Jordan Hicks
Project Leader, Architect
Julcsi Futo
Project Leader
Julia Roberts
Designer II
Julien Roy
Senior Project Leader
Juliette Zidek
Senior Designer, Architect
Kimani Raley
Designer I
Kristina Eldrenkamp
Designer II, Architect
Lara Kaufman
Design Director
Laura Ettedgui
Senior Project Leader
Laura Haak
Senior Designer
Lauren Eggert
Designer II, Architect
Leia Gorra
Designer I
Liang Hu
Designer I
Liao He
Designer II
Luis Medina
Designer I
Luis Tejeda
Senior Visualization Specialist
Lydia Link
Build Shop Manager, Urban Ecology Specialist
Maciej Kaczynski
Senior Project Leader
Mae Smith
Designer I
Magda Wala
Project Leader, Architect
Marylynn Antaki
Designer I
Mauricio Sánchez
Technical Design Director
Melissa Swick
Designer II
Michael Vallera
Shop Coordinator
Michan Walker
Senior Project Leader
Micheal Nham
Project Leader
Molly Kinsella
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Myles Emmons
Designer I
Ola Kusznerko
Designer II
Olesya Vodenicharska
Project Leader
Paige Adams
Senior Interior Designer
Paul Golisz
Designer II, Architect
Perry Strong
Designer II
Rolf Temesvari
Senior Designer
Sarah Beaudoin
Designer I
Schuyler Smith
Shop & Design Director
Seanna Walsh
Project Leader, Architect
Seth Byrum
Designer II, Architect
Shawn Barron
Designer I
Shovan Shah
Designer I, Architect
Shunfan Zheng
Designer I
Shuping Liu
Designer II, Architect
Teo Quintana
Project Leader
Tim Shouder
Project Leader, Architect
Weiju Lai
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Wen Zhou
Project Leader, Architect
Yaxin Jiang
Designer I

Publications & Exhibitions

Alissa Anderson
Principal of Publications & Exhibitions
Francesca Johanson
Publications Manager
Andi Altenbach
Archivist, Librarian

Marketing & Communications

Josh Ellman
Principal of Marketing & Communications
Magdelis Santos
Business Development Director for Europe
Adrienne Penaloza
Marketing Director
Natalie Dubois
Marketing Coordinator
Taylor Hagan
Marketing Coordinator

Administration & Support

Gregg Garmisa
Principal, General Counsel
Meredith Mack
Principal, Chief Financial Officer
Claire Cahan
Principal, Chief People Officer
Danny Graham
Principal, Chief Information Officer
Paul Aanonsen
Finance Director
Amy Lawlor
Human Resources Director
Ana Maksin
Senior Executive Assistant
Nicole Lozada
Executive Assistant
Ryan Mayhugh
Project Accounting Manager
Ryan Maxwell
Accounting Specialist
Tselanie Townsend
Studio Program Leader
Carlos Hernandez
Building Engineer
Bryan Caldwell
Systems Administrator
Alex Girovich
Systems Administrator
Zandra Neely
Human Resources & Payroll Administrator
Ashley Milfelt
Human Resources & Legal Coordinator
Carolyn Brunsen
Chicago Office Coordinator
Jennifer Simon
San Francisco Office Coordinator
Kelsey Kirkley
New York Studio Manager
Sok-Man Cheung
Paris Office Coordinator