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, 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.

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

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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
Ana Maria Flor Ortiz
Design Principal
William Emmick
Principal, Design Management
Harry Soenksen
Senior Director, Technical Design
Peter Heppel
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Aaron Mark
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Abraham Bendheim
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AJ Rosales
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Alexia Cavazos
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Andrea Rovetta
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Angela Peckham
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Anika Schwarzwald
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Anne-Virginie Sala
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Anu Leinonen
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Art Terry
Project Leader
Arthur Liu
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Ashley Hinton
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Aurelien Tsemo
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Austin Chod
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Austin Edwards
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Bethany Mahre
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Blake Villwock
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Bryan Scheib
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Caroline Acheatel
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Chase Jordan
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Clifford Vickrey
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Corbin Keech
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David Swain
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Diana Aguilar
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Magda Wala
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Mauricio Sánchez
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Melissa Long
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Michan Walker
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Micheal Nham
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Molly Kinsella
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Nicholas Cecchi
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Nimet Anwar
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Noora Aljabi
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Olesya Vodenicharska
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Paige Adams
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Paul Bréchignac
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Paul Golisz
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Perry Strong
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Rolf Temesvari
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Ronald Yeung
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Sarah Beaudoin
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Sasha Pfeiffer
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Schuyler Smith
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Seanna Walsh
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Seth Byrum
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Shawn Barron
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Spencer Hayden
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Stefan Garcia
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Teo Quintana
Project Leader
Thanh Nguyen
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Tim Shouder
Project Leader, Architect
Tonia Sing Chi
Design Team Member
Weiju Lai
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Wen Zhou
Project Leader
Yongwoo Park
Design Team Member

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Alissa Anderson
Publications Director
Claire Cahan
Design Director
Elizabeth Krasner
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Andi Altenbach
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Josh Ellman
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Claude Labbé
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Adrienne Penaloza
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