Studio

Founded by MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang is an architecture and urbanism practice in Chicago and New York.

We work as a collective of more than 80 architects, designers, and thinkers.

We collaborate closely with our clients, expert consultants, and specialists from a range of fields to design and realize innovative projects at multiple scales— architecture, urbanism, interiors, and exhibitions.

We use design as a medium to connect people socially, experientially, and intellectually.

Model Shop Chicago, 2016

Studio Gang at Camp Wandawega

Every year the whole Studio heads out to Elkhorn, Wisconsin's Camp Wandawega to enjoy camping, hiking, swimming, bonfires, and camaraderie. A Studio Gang tradition since 2012, our annual retreat features special guests who lead us in activities ranging from foraging to drum-making to star-gazing.

This video from Spirit of Space captures our 2015 retreat at Camp Wandawega.

Studio Gang Chicago, 2016

Studio Gang New York, 2016

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Chicago, 2015

Bike to Work Week at Studio Gang

Riding more than 1,200 miles over the course of a week, Studio Gang held on to our first place title during Active Transportation Alliance’s 2016 Bike to Work Week. The Studio has received first place in its category since 2011.

Awards

Studio Gang has won numerous awards, including the Architizer A+ Firm of the Year 2016 and the National Design Award 2013 from the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.

Professional & Civic

Shortlist, Cultural Spaces Category, World Architecture Festival, 2016 / Writers Theatre

Shortlist, Higher Education Category, World Architecture Festival, 2016 / Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Architizer A+ Firm of the Year, 2016

Make It Better Award, 2016

Architizer A+ Award, Jury Winner, 2015 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

Award for Excellence in Design, Thirty-third Annual Design Awards, Public Design Commission, New York, 2015 / Rescue Company 2

American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, 2015 / Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Shortlist, Sport and Civic Categories, World Architecture Festival, 2014 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, 2014 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

Merit Award, AZ Awards for Design Excellence, AZURE Magazine, 2014 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

Green Ribbon, Blue Ribbon Awards, Friends of the Chicago River, 2014 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

National Design Award, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, 2013

Great Places Award, Environmental Design Research Association, 2013 / Northerly Island

Living Building Challenge, Petal Certification, 2013 / Midwest Offices, Natural Resources Defense Council

Holcim Award, 2011 / Ford Calumet Environmental Center

American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, 2011 / Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo

Third Place Finalist, Kaohsiung Maritime Culture & Pop Music Center International Competition, 2011

International Highrise Award Finalist, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, 2010 / Aqua Tower

Innovative Wood Design Award, 2010 / Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo

Best Large Structure, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, 2010 / Aqua Tower

Second Prize, Taipei Pop Music Center International Competition, 2010 / Oculus

Skyscraper of the Year Award, Emporis, 2009 / Aqua Tower

Most Compassionate Architectural Firm, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), 2009

American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, 2008 / Aqua Tower

Shortlist, Civic Category, World Architecture Festival, 2008 / SOS International Children’s Village

Merit Award Winner, Chicago Building Congress, 2008 / SOS Community Center

Best New Institutional Building, Friends of Downtown, 2005 / Chinese American Service League

Neighborhood Development Award, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, 2005 / Chinese American Service League

International Venice Biennale Exhibitor, 2004 / Transcending Type: Baseball in the City

Best Overall Design Award, Metal Architecture & Metal Construction Association, 2004 / Starlight Theatre

Grand Prize, International Prism Stone in Architecture Award, Marble Institute of America, 2004 / Marble Curtain

Design Award of Honor, Society of American Registered Architects, 2004 / Starlight Theatre

Best of Institutional, Midwest Construction Magazine, 2004 / Chinese American Service League

Gold Medal Award & Presidential Award, Association of Licensed Architects, 2003 / Starlight Theatre

American Institute of Architects

Institute Honor Award, AIA Awards, 2016 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

Distinguished Building Award, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2015 / Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Divine Detail Award, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2015 / Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Honor Award, AIA Illinois, 2015 / Northerly Island

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2014 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

Interior Architecture Citation of Merit, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2014 / PAHC Studio

Distinguished Building Honor Award, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2010 / Aqua Tower

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit Award, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2010 / Columbia College Chicago Media Production Center

Mies Van der Rohe Award, AIA Illinois, 2009 / SOS International Children’s Village

Divine Detail Special Recognition Award, AIA Chicago, 2009 / Brick Weave House

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit Award, AIA Chicago, 2009 / Brick Weave House

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit Award, AIA Chicago, 2008 / SOS International Children’s Village

Divine Detail Citation of Merit Award, AIA Chicago, 2008 / SOS International Children’s Village

Interior Architecture Citation of Merit Award, AIA Chicago, 2008 / Workspace 1212

Unbuilt Honor Award, AIA Chicago, 2008 / Zhong Bang Village

Unbuilt Citation of Merit Award, AIA Chicago, 2008 / Architecture for Humanity Biloxi Pinecone House

Emerging Visions Award, AIA Chicago, 2006

Distinguished Building Honor Award, AIA Illinois, 2004 / Starlight Theatre

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit Award, AIA Illinois, 2004 / Chinese American Service League

Distinguished Building Honor Award, AIA Chicago, 2004 / Starlight Theatre

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit Award, AIA Chicago, 2004 / Chinese American Service League

Special Recognition, AIA Illinois, 2004 / Marble Curtain

150 Great Places in Illinois, AIA Illinois, 2004 / Starlight Theatre

Emerging Visions Award, AIA Chicago, 2000