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 (she/her), FAIA, is the founding 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. Her diverse, award-winning portfolio includes cultural centers that convene diverse audiences, public projects that connect citizens with ecology, installations that challenge traditional material properties, and high-rise towers that foster community. Notable among these are the recently completed Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, which the New York Times called "a poetic, joyful, theatrical work of public architecture and a highly sophisticated flight of sculptural fantasy."

Other completed projects include the reimagined Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts in Little Rock; Writers Theatre, a professional theater in Glencoe, Illinois; the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan; and two towers that have redefined Chicago's skyline: the 101-story St. Regis Chicago, now the city's third-tallest building, and the 82-story, undulating Aqua Tower.

Her ongoing work includes major cultural and civic projects throughout the Americas and Europe, such as a new United States Embassy in Brasília; the University of Chicago’s European hub for study and research in Paris; Stanford University’s new Sustainability Commons in Palo Alto; and an expansion of the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. Tall buildings in Toronto, Denver, Paris, and Boston 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. Her fourth, the Art of Architectural Grafting, will be released this Spring in both French and English editions. 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 WSJ. Magazine's 2022 Architecture Innovator of the Year, the 2022 ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, the 2023 Charlotte Perriand Award, and Architectural Review’s Architect of the Year.

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

Design

Jeanne Gang
Founding Partner
Juliane Wolf
Design Principal, Partner
Weston Walker
Design Principal, Partner
Mark Schendel
Managing Partner
Ana Flor
Design Principal
Rodia Valladares
Design Principal
Margaret Cavenagh
Design Principal
Thorsten Johann
Design Principal
Gia Biagi
Principal of Urbanism & Civic Impact
Steve Wiesenthal
Campus Environments Principal
William Emmick
Design Management Principal
Harry Soenksen
Senior Technical Design Director
Peter Heppel
Technology Fellow
Abraham Bendheim
Senior Project Leader
Adela Locsin
Designer I
AJ Rosales
Project Leader, Architect
Alan Huang
Designer II, Architect
Alfred Klopper
Senior Project Leader
Andrea Rovetta
Project Leader, Architect
Angela Peckham
Design Management Director
Anika Schwarzwald
Project Leader, Architect
Anne-Virginie Sala
Senior Project Leader
Aria Griffin
Designer II
Arthur Liu
Design Director, Architect
Ashley Hinton
Project Leader, Architect
Aurelien Tsemo
Design Management Director, Architect
Austin Chod
New York Shop Manager
Austin Edwards
Designer II, Architect
Bella Adekoya
Designer I
Bethany Mahre
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Bryan Scheib
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Cassie Dickson
Designer I
Charles Curran
Design Director
Chris Bennett
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Colleen Lyell
Designer I
Corbin Keech
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Courtney Arabea
Designer II, Architect
David Swain
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Davis Butner
Designer II
Diana Aguilar
Designer II
Dylan King
Designer II
Elif Erez
Designer I, Architect
Emily Licht
Project Leader
Eric Zuckerman
Designer II
Evan Wermers
Designer I
Francisco L. Padron Bolanos
Senior Visualization Specialist
Hannah Lee
Designer II, Architect
Haoxiang Yang
Project Leader, Architect
Jason Flores
Senior Project Leader, BIM Lead, Architect
Jay Hoffman
Design Director, Visualization
Jeff Jang
Designer I
Jing Chen-Joyeux
Senior Project Leader
Jonathan Izen
Project Leader, Architect
Jordan Hicks
Project Leader, Architect
Julcsi Futo
Project Leader, Architect
Julia Roberts
Project Leader
Julien Roy
Senior Project Leader
Julio Alberto Cedano
Senior Designer
Kimani Raley
Designer I
Kristina Eldrenkamp
Project Leader, Architect
Lara Kaufman
Design Director, Sustainability & Climate Action Lead, Architect
Laura Ettedgui
Design Director
Laura Haak
Senior Designer
Lauren Eggert
Designer II, Architect
Leia Gorra
Designer II
Liang Hu
Designer I, Architect
Liao He
Designer II
Lingyi Tseng
Project Leader
Luis Medina
Designer I
Luis Tejeda
Senior Visualization Specialist
Lydia Link
Build Shop Manager, Urban Ecology Specialist
Mae Smith
Designer I
Magda Wala
Project Leader, Architect
Marylynn Antaki
Designer II
Mauricio Sánchez
Technical Design Director
Melissa Swick
Designer II
Michan Walker
Senior Project Leader
Micheal Nham
Project Leader
Minjae Koo
Designer II
Molly Kinsella
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Ola Kusznerko
Designer II
Olesya Vodenicharska
Project Leader
Perry Strong
Designer II
Rolf Temesvari
Senior Designer
Schuyler Smith
Design Director, Shop
Seanna Walsh
Project Leader, Architect
Seth Byrum
Designer II, Architect
Shovan Shah
Designer I
Shunfan Zheng
Designer I
Shuping Liu
Designer II, Architect
Teo Quintana
Project Leader
Terrence Chew
Senior Visualization Specialist
Vitor Oliveira
Project Leader
Weiju Lai
Design Director, Architect
Wen Zhou
Project Leader, Architect
Will Hansen
Designer II
Zhifei Xu
Designer I

Publications & Exhibitions

Alissa Anderson
Principal of Publications & Exhibitions
Francesca Johanson
Publications Manager
Andi Altenbach
Archivist, Librarian

Marketing & Communications

Josh Ellman
Principal of Marketing & Communications
Magdelis Santos
Business Development Director for Europe
Adrienne Penaloza
Marketing Director
Natalie Dubois
Marketing Manager
Jill Mediatore
PR Manager
Tim Gersten
Digital Communications Manager

Administration & Support

Gregg Garmisa
Principal, General Counsel
Meredith Mack
Principal, Chief Financial Officer
Claire Cahan
Principal, Chief People Officer
Danny Graham
Principal, Chief Information Officer
Paul Aanonsen
Finance Director
Amy Lawlor
Human Resources Director
Ana Maksin
Senior Executive Assistant
Ryan Mayhugh
Project Accounting Manager
Ryan Maxwell
Project Accountant
Rhea Partisala
Staff Accountant
Tselanie Townsend
Operations Manager
Carlos Hernandez
Building Engineer
Bryan Caldwell
Systems Administrator
Alex Girovich
Systems Administrator
Zandra Neely
Human Resources & Payroll Administrator
Kelsey Kirkley
Studio Manager
Carolyn Brunsen
Chicago Office Coordinator
Jennifer Simon
San Francisco Office Coordinator
Sok-Man Cheung
Paris Office Coordinator