Studio Gang

Founded and led by Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang is an architecture and urban design practice headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Paris.

We help people, organizations, and cities design their futures.

New Monograph Published by Phaidon

Published by Phaidon, Studio Gang: Architecture is a new monograph that captures the Studio’s pursuit of bold, optimistic architecture through an in-depth exploration of 25 signature projects and the resonant concepts that connect them.

"If Gang has a signature, it’s not stylistic but philosophical: Her architecture is an ongoing negotiation with nature," writes Justin Davidson for New York Magazine.

Jeanne Gang on the Importance of Nature in Cities after COVID-19

What roles can architects, planners, and urban designers play in creating hope during, and beyond, this difficult time? For the inaugural essay in A+U's Digital Commentary Series, Jeanne Gang argues for a renewed, equitable investment in green spaces that support communities and biodiverse nature.

Studio Gang Shortlisted for Dezeen's Architect of the Year Award

Studio Gang Longlisted for Dezeen's Architect of the Year Award

We are a finalist for Dezeen's architect of the year! This year for the first time, Dezeen Awards has launched a public vote, which is now open. Please vote here through 10/12.

We believe unequivocally that Black lives matter. We stand in solidarity with those bravely taking action against systemic racial injustice. We believe that as architects, we are responsible for creating spaces that foster justice and equity for all communities.

We invite you to join us as a signatory and Working Group member of US Architects Declare, a network of architects organizing for radical change in the building sector around climate, social justice, and biodiversity.

A New Home and Training Tool for Rescue Workers

ARCHITECT Magazine features Rescue Company 2 in their May 2020 issue. "Inside and out, every space pulls double duty, and every surface was designed for durability, and through wide doors, windows, and even seating integrated into the façade, the building doesn't just serve the firefighters who work there, it also welcomes the neighborhood in."

Forming Spectacular New Connections with Science

Gilder Center Interior Canyon View, a museum designed by Studio Gang

The Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation wins a 2020 Progressive Architecture Award. ARCHITECT Magazine writes, "[The museum is] at once an urbanistic coup and a daring museological experiment."

Shaping a Shared Civic Park for Memphis

Tom Lee Park Civic Gateway, designed by Studio Gang and SCAPE

Designed with SCAPE, the new Tom Lee Park will reconnect the Mississippi River to the city of Memphis by transforming 30 acres of riverfront into a signature park where community life can flourish.

Sculpting Environmental and Social Advantages

Sculpting Environmental Advantages

The New York Times includes Solar Carve in the fall architecture preview, describing it as "an act of architectural generosity."

Bringing the Art of Performance to Everyday Life

Elevation view of Writers Theatre, a cultural building designed by Studio Gang

Writers Theatre is both a region-wide cultural destination and center for community life.

Advocating for our Oceans through Exhibition Design

Exhibited at the Aquarium tropical du Palais de la Porte Dorée, Baleinopolis: Les Sociétés Sécretes des Cétacé reveals the fascinating, complex social structures of cetaceans and how different species’ communities function to help them survive in the ocean. The show was developed in partnership with Olivier Adam.

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Connecting Communities with Tall Buildings

Sculpting Environmental Advantages

What if skyscrapers can be porous connectors, rather than barriers, for the public realm?⁠ Studio Gang's case study for the CTBUH Journal explores how the design for Vista Tower works to build new connections to the Chicago River, Lakeshore East community, and beneficially contribute to the skyline.

Jeanne Gang Leads the Way on Pay Equity

She closed the wage gap at Studio Gang, and in an op-ed for Fast Company she calls on others to do the same.

"For Jeanne, architecture is not just a wondrous object. It’s a catalyst for change," writes Anna Deavere Smith in her Time 100 tribute.

Jeanne Gang Named Among Women of the Century by USA TODAY

USA Today lists Jeanne Gang alongside Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama and Tammy Duckworth as the most inspiring Illinois women of the century.