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 in English & French

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.

In Her Own Words

Finding Opportunities in Reusing Concrete Buildings

In her editorial critique for The Plan, "Revaluing Brutalist Architecture," Jeanne Gang discusses why saving concrete buildings from the 1960s and ’70s is environmentally urgent as well as historically important—and poses intriguing ideas about how architects can discover new agency and creative possibilities through expanding their approach to working with existing buildings.

Studio Gang Designs Carbon-Neutral, Mixed-Income Tower for Chicago's Loop

Assemble Chicago, our design with The Community Builders for the c40 Cities Chicago Loop Competition, is a carbon-neutral, 20-story mixed use building with 207 apartments for our downtown workforce earning as little as minimum wage as well as community-collaborative spaces and a revitalized Pritzker Park.

Please fill out the community survey on the finalist designs here!

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.

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."

A New Home and Training Tool for Rescue Workers

"Fire Rescue 2 doesn’t have the luxury of self-indulgent design," writes New York Magazine of our new FDNY training center in Brooklyn. "The architecture is only as good as the job it does, and its job is to help firefighters save lives. . . . it’s part of what makes this small, tough, and pragmatic building, far from the corridors of glamorous design, such a perfect emblem of an unusual practice. The stakes don’t preclude elegance, though — they practically require it."

Bridging Communities with Tall Buildings

Chicago Magazine — “Between Water and Sky”

What if skyscrapers can be porous connectors, rather than barriers, for the public realm?⁠ As the Vista Tower (St. Regis Chicago) nears completion, Chicago Magazine highlights how the design transforms the city, from the scale of the skyline to the new neighborhood connections it builds at its base, "cracking open a whole new way for people to move around this oft-overlooked corner of downtown."

Reinventing a Coal-Burning Power Plant as a Calorie-Burning Student Center

The greenest buildings are those that already exist. The Beloit College Powerhouse demonstrates how architects can be advocates for reuse, transforming a decommissioned powerplant into student center for recreation and health.

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.

Jeanne Gang on the Importance of Bird-Friendly Building Ordinances

In an Op Ed in the Chicago Tribune, Jeanne Gang and Field Museum Senior Conservation Ecologist/Ornithologist Doug Stotz urge Chicago's Department of Planning and Development to enact building codes that are more bird-friendly.

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.

Renewing a Free-Spirited Campus to Embrace an Inclusive, Resilient Future

The renewal of Kresge College restores the original, playful integrity of the postmodern campus while simultaneously evolving it for greater accessibility, academic capacity, and environmental performance. A feature in Cultured debuts the new design, now under construction, and situates it within the Studio’s larger body of work on adaptive reuse.

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.

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.