Studio

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 work as a collective of more than 100 architects, designers, and planners, using design as a medium to connect people to each other, to their communities, and to the environment.

We collaborate closely with our clients, expert consultants, and specialists from a wide range of fields to design and realize innovative projects at multiple scales: architecture, urbanism, interiors, and exhibitions.

Building Relationships through Architecture

In her TED Talk, Jeanne Gang shares how Studio Gang focuses on creating architecture that connects people with each other and to their environment.

Studio Culture

Model Shop Chicago

The heart of the Studio, the Model Shop is a lively, communal, hands-on space where each of us is encouraged to build, investigate, and explore. Crafted as much by hand as by sophisticated digital tools, our models are tools that push and elevate our designs.

Camp Wandawega

Each summer the Studio heads to Elkhorn, Wisconsin’s Camp Wandawega for camping and camaraderie. A Studio Gang tradition since 2012, our annual retreat features special guests who lead us in activities ranging from foraging to drum-making to star-gazing.

Bike to Work Week

Each year the Studio participates in the Active Transportation Alliance’s Bike to Work Week Challenge, winning first place in our category since 2011.

Annual Canoeing Trip


Our annual canoeing trip is another highly anticipated studio event, bringing Studio members together to canoe the Wisconsin River and camp overnight on the sand bar.

Awards

Studio Gang has won numerous awards, including the 2016 Architizer A+ Firm of the Year Award and the 2013 National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Professional & Civic

High Commendation, AR Future Projects Awards, MIPIM/The Architectural Review, 2020 / Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History

World's Most Innovative Company in Architecture, Fast Company, 2020

Winner, 67th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards, Architect Magazine, 2020 / Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History

Excellence in Building Award, The Architect's Newspaper, 2020

Architectural Digest AD100, 2019

Honorable Mention, The Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards, Unbuilt – Cultural Category, 2019 / Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History

Editors' Picks, The Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards, Residential – Multiunit Category, 2019 / Solstice on the Park

Honorable Mention, The Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards, Unbuilt – Landscape Category, 2019 / Tom Lee Park

Winner, The Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards, Unbuilt – Cultural Category, 2019 / Arkansas Arts Center

Honorable Mention, The Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards, Commercial – Office Category, 2019 / Solar Carve (40 Tenth Ave)

Finalist, Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards; Spaces, Places, and Cities Category; 2019 / Solar Carve (40 Tenth Ave)

Finalist, Architizer A+ Awards, Institutional – Unbuilt Category, 2019 / Beloit College Powerhouse

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Architecture, 2019

Finalist, World Architecture Festival, Residential Category, 2019 / Solstice on the Park

Finalist, World Architecture Festival, Office – Future Project Category, 2019 / Solar Carve (40 Tenth Ave)

Finalist, World Architecture Festival, Future Project Category, 2019 / University of Chicago Center in Paris Project

Finalist, World Architecture Festival, Future Projects – Culture Category, 2019 / Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History

Winner, World Architecture Festival, Glass Future Prize, 2018 / Tour Montparnasse

Winner, World Architecture Festival, WAFX Prize, 2018 / Beloit College Powerhouse

Finalist, Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards; Spaces, Places and Cities category; 2018 / Polis Station

Honorable Mention, Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards; Spaces, Places and Cities category; 2018 / Memphis Riverfront Concept

Finalist, World Architecture Festival, Residential – Future Projects category, 2018 / Amsterdam Tower

Finalist, World Architecture Festival, Health – Future Projects category, 2018 / Beloit College Powerhouse

Finalist, World Architecture Festival, Competition Designs category, 2018 / Tour Montparnasse

Special Mention, Architizer A+ Awards, Unbuilt – Sports and Recreation category, 2018 / Beloit College Powerhouse

Finalist, Architizer A+ Awards, Multi Unit Housing – Mid Rise category, 2018 / City Hyde Park

Finalist, Architizer A+ Awards, Recreation Centers category, 2018 / Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571

Finalist, Architizer A+ Awards, Unbuilt – Masterplan category, 2018 / Memphis Riverfront Concept

Blue Ribbon Award Winner, Friends of the Chicago River Blue Awards, 2018 / Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571

Grand Award Winner, Metal Architecture Design Awards, 2018 / Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571

Winner, The Plan Awards, Urban Planning, 2018 / Memphis Riverfront Concept

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Architecture, 2018

Architectural Digest AD100, 2018

Building of the Year Midwest, Best of Design Awards, Architect’s Newspaper, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

PCI Design Awards, Higher Education category, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Excellence in Design Award, Design-Build Institute of America, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Community Impact and Social Responsibility Award, Design-Build Institute of America, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

American Architecture Prize, Educational Buildings category, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Best Project Award, Residential/Hospitality category, Engineering News-Record Midwest, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Best Precast Project, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Awards, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Shortlist, Firm of the Year, American Architecture Prize, 2017

Merit Award Recipient, Illumination Awards, 2017 / Writers Theatre

Gold Award, Building Team Awards, Building Design + Construction, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

National Award of Merit, Design-Build Institute of America, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Shortlist, Higher Education Category, World Architecture Festival, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Winner, The Plan Awards, 2017 / Chicago River Boathouses

Finalist, The Plan Awards, 2017 / Writers Theatre

Jury and Popular Choice Winner, Architizer A+ Awards, 2017 / Writers Theatre

Special Mention, Architizer A+ Awards, 2017 / Civic Commons

WoodWorks Wood Design Awards, 2017 / Writers Theatre

Architectural Digest AD100, 2017

Shortlist, Cultural Spaces Category, World Architecture Festival, 2016 / Writers Theatre

Shortlist, Higher Education Category, World Architecture Festival, 2016 / Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Architizer A+ Firm of the Year, 2016

Make It Better Award, 2016

Architizer A+ Awards, Jury Winner, 2015 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

Award for Excellence in Design, Thirty-third Annual Design Awards, Public Design Commission, New York, 2015 / Rescue Company 2

American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, 2015 / Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Shortlist, Sport and Civic Categories, World Architecture Festival, 2014 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, 2014 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

Merit Award, AZ Awards for Design Excellence, AZURE Magazine, 2014 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

Green Ribbon, Blue Ribbon Awards, Friends of the Chicago River, 2014 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

National Design Award, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, 2013

Great Places Award, Environmental Design Research Association, 2013 / Northerly Island

Living Building Challenge, Petal Certification, 2013 / Midwest Offices, Natural Resources Defense Council

Holcim Award, 2011 / Ford Calumet Environmental Center

American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, 2011 / Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo

Third Place Finalist, Kaohsiung Maritime Culture & Pop Music Center International Competition, 2011

International Highrise Award Finalist, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, 2010 / Aqua Tower

Innovative Wood Design Award, 2010 / Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo

Best Large Structure, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, 2010 / Aqua Tower

Second Prize, Taipei Pop Music Center International Competition, 2010 / Oculus

Skyscraper of the Year Award, Emporis, 2009 / Aqua Tower

Most Compassionate Architectural Firm, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), 2009

American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, 2008 / Aqua Tower

Shortlist, Civic Category, World Architecture Festival, 2008 / SOS International Children’s Village

Merit Award Winner, Chicago Building Congress, 2008 / SOS Community Center

Best New Institutional Building, Friends of Downtown, 2005 / Chinese American Service League

Neighborhood Development Award, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, 2005 / Chinese American Service League

International Venice Biennale Exhibitor, 2004 / Transcending Type: Baseball in the City

Best Overall Design Award, Metal Architecture & Metal Construction Association, 2004 / Starlight Theatre

Grand Prize, International Prism Stone in Architecture Award, Marble Institute of America, 2004 / Marble Curtain

Design Award of Honor, Society of American Registered Architects, 2004 / Starlight Theatre

Best of Institutional, Midwest Construction Magazine, 2004 / Chinese American Service League

Gold Medal Award & Presidential Award, Association of Licensed Architects, 2003 / Starlight Theatre

American Institute of Architects

Architecture Merit Award, AIA New York Design Awards, 2020 / Solar Carve (40 Tenth Ave)

Honor Award, Distinguished Building, AIA Chicago, 2018 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Great Places, AIA Illinois, 2018 / Aqua Tower

Honor Award, AIA Hampton Roads, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Institute Honor Award, Interior Architecture, AIA Awards, 2017 / Writers Theatre

Daniel Burnham Award for Master Planning, AIA Illinois, 2016 / Technical team for Positioning Pullman

Divine Detail Award, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2016 / Writers Theatre

Interior Architecture Award, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2016 / Writers Theatre

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2016 / Writers Theatre

Divine Detail Award, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2016 / City Hyde Park

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2016 / City Hyde Park

Institute Honor Award, Architecture, AIA Awards, 2016 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

Distinguished Building Award, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2015 / Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Divine Detail Award, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2015 / Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Honor Award, AIA Illinois, 2015 / Northerly Island

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2014 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

Interior Architecture Citation of Merit, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2014 / PAHC Studio

Distinguished Building Honor Award, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2010 / Aqua Tower

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit Award, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2010 / Columbia College Chicago Media Production Center

Mies Van der Rohe Award, AIA Illinois, 2009 / SOS International Children’s Village

Divine Detail Special Recognition Award, AIA Chicago, 2009 / Brick Weave House

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit Award, AIA Chicago, 2009 / Brick Weave House

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit Award, AIA Chicago, 2008 / SOS International Children’s Village

Divine Detail Citation of Merit Award, AIA Chicago, 2008 / SOS International Children’s Village

Interior Architecture Citation of Merit Award, AIA Chicago, 2008 / Workspace 1212

Unbuilt Honor Award, AIA Chicago, 2008 / Zhong Bang Village

Unbuilt Citation of Merit Award, AIA Chicago, 2008 / Architecture for Humanity Biloxi Pinecone House

Emerging Visions Award, AIA Chicago, 2006

Distinguished Building Honor Award, AIA Illinois, 2004 / Starlight Theatre

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit Award, AIA Illinois, 2004 / Chinese American Service League

Distinguished Building Honor Award, AIA Chicago, 2004 / Starlight Theatre

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit Award, AIA Chicago, 2004 / Chinese American Service League

Special Recognition, AIA Illinois, 2004 / Marble Curtain

150 Great Places in Illinois, AIA Illinois, 2004 / Starlight Theatre

Emerging Visions Award, AIA Chicago, 2000