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.

Architecture Merit Award, AIA New York, 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, 2017 / Writers Theatre

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

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

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

Interior Architecture Award, AIA Chicago, 2016 / Writers Theatre

Divine Detail Award, AIA Chicago, 2016 / City Hyde Park

Divine Detail Award, AIA Chicago, 2016 / Writers Theatre

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

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

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

Honor Award, AIA Illinois, 2015 / Northerly Island

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

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

Distinguished Building Honor Award, AIA Chicago, 2010 / Aqua Tower

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

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

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

Mies Van der Rohe Award, AIA Illinois, 2009 / SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center

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

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

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

Divine Detail Citation of Merit Award, AIA Chicago, 2008 / SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit Award, AIA Chicago, 2008 / SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center

Emerging Visions Award, AIA Chicago, 2006

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

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

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

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

Special Recognition, AIA Illinois, 2004 / Marble Curtain

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

Emerging Visions Award, AIA Chicago, 2000

Architecture Design Winner, National Design Awards, 2013

Winner, 67th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards, 2020 / Gilder Center at the American Museum of Natural History

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

Woman Architect of the Year, 2016 / Jeanne Gang

Glass Future Prize, 2018 / Tour Montparnasse

WAFX Prize, 2018 / Beloit College Powerhouse

Finalist

Residential Category, 2019 / Solstice on the Park

Office Category, 2019 / Solar Carve (40 Tenth Ave)

Future Projects Category, 2019 / University of Chicago Center in Paris Project

Culture Category, 2019 / Gilder Center at the American Museum of Natural History

Residential Category, 2018 / Q Residences

Health Category, 2018 / Beloit College Powerhouse

Competition Designs Category, 2018 / Tour Montparnasse

Shortlist

Higher Education Category, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Cultural Spaces Category, 2016 / Writers Theatre

Higher Education Category, 2016 / Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Sport and Civic Category, 2014 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

Civic Category, 2008 / SOS International Children’s Village

Annual Design Gala

Excellence in Building Award, 2020

Best of Design Awards

Honorable Mention, Unbuilt Cultural Category, 2019 / Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History

Editors' Picks, Residential Multiunit Category, 2019 / Solstice on the Park

Honorable Mention, Unbuilt Landscape Category, 2019 / Tom Lee Park

Winner, Unbuilt Cultural Category, 2019 / Arkansas Arts Center

Honorable Mention, Commercial Office Category, 2019 / Solar Carve (40 Tenth Ave)

Building of the Year Midwest, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Most Innovative Companies in Architecture

First Place, 2020

Fifth Place, 2019

Third Place, 2018

Innovation by Design Awards

Honorable Mention; Spaces, Places and Cities Category, 2018 / Memphis Riverfront Concept

Finalist; Spaces, Places and Cities Category, 2018 / Polis Station

Finalist; Spaces, Places, and Cities Category, 2019 / Solar Carve (40 Tenth Ave)

A+ Awards

Finalist, Institutional Unbuilt Category, 2019 / Beloit College Powerhouse

Special Mention, Unbuilt Sports and Recreation Category / Beloit College Powerhouse

Finalist, Multi Unit Housing Mid Rise Category, 2018 / City Hyde Park

Finalist, Recreation Centers Category, 2018 / Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571

Finalist, Unbuilt Masterplan Category, 2018 / Memphis Riverfront Concept

Jury and Popular Choice Winner, 2017 / Writers Theatre

Special Mention, 2017 / Civic Commons

Firm of the Year, 2016

Jury Winner, 2015 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

AD100, 2019

AD100, 2018

AD100, 2017

Award for Excellence in Design, 2015 / Rescue Company 2

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

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards

Neighborhood Development Award, 2009 / SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center

Award for Architectural Excellence, 3rd Place, 2005 / Chinese American Service League


Best Project Award, Residential/Hospitality Category, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

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

Winner, Urban Planning, 2018 / Memphis Riverfront Concept

Winner, Sport and Leisure, 2017 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park & Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571

Finalist, Culture, 2017 / Writers Theatre

WoodWorks Design Awards

Institutional Wood Design Award, 2017 / Writers Theatre

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

Prize, Educational Buildings Category, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Firm of the Year Shortlist, 2017

Chicago River Blue Awards

Blue Ribbon Award, 2018 / Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571

Green Ribbon Award, 2014 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

Best Higher Education/University Building, PCI Design Awards, 2018 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Gold Medal Award & Presidential Award, 2003 / Bengt Sjostrom Starlight Theatre

Winner, Great Places Awards, 2013 / Northerly Island

Acknowledgement Prize North America, 2011 / Ford Calumet Environmental Center

Award of Merit, 2017 / Writers Theatre

Grand Prize, Prism Stone in Architecture Awards, 2004 / Marble Curtain

DBIA National Project/Team Awards

Excellence in Design Award, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Community Impact and Social Responsibility Award, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

National Award of Merit, 2017 / University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

American Architecture Awards

Winner, 2015 / Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Winner, 2014 / WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

Winner, 2011 / Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo

Winner, 2008 / Aqua Tower

Most Compassionate Architectural Firm, 2009

Best Large Structure, Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards, 2010 / Aqua Tower

Best of Institutional, 2004 / Chinese American Service League

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

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

Design Award of Honor, SARA Design Awards, 2004 / Bengt Sjostrom Starlight Theatre

Metal Architecture Design Awards

Grand Award Winner, 2018 / Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571

Best Overall Design Award, 2004 / Bengt Sjostrom Starlight Theatre

Best New Skyscraper of the Year, 2009 / Aqua Tower

International Highrise Award Finalist, 2010 / Aqua Tower

Make It Better Award, 2016