WIRED — “The City-Sculpting Buildings of Chicago’s Biggest Architect”

October 7, 2015

“Gang is one of those unicorns of architecture: a designer who is not only widely respected for her research, but has, through strategic practicality and an uncanny ability to convince clients to go further than they think they can, crossed the line into building on a large scale. ...

Her firm Studio Gang’s creative research in form, ecology, material, and social connectivity stems not only from its founder being a “tech geek inside,” but from her interest in getting as many voices in the room as possible. “It gets really exciting when those ideas are flying around from all sides,” she said. Members of her staff include experts in (or at the very least lovers of) urban planning, civic affairs, history, science, technology, social justice, and the arts, to name a few.”

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“Gang took her practice deeper into an area of long-standing interest: the relationship between nature and culture. Last year, the National Aquarium, in Baltimore, asked her to help express, through design, a signal change in its mission. It wanted to move from being an aquarium that dabbled in conservation to being a conservation organization that has an aquarium.”