Founder and Principal of Studio Gang Architects
6 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 2015
$15 non-member / $10 Member / $5 Student
Join us for an inspiring evening with MacArthur Fellow and National Design Award winner Jeanne Gang. As founder and principal of Studio Gang Architects, a design practice based in Chicago and New York, Gang heads a creative team of architects, designers and thinkers who identify urban patterns, test ideas and materials, and develop new models at various scales.
Gang is recognized for her innovative work in architecture and urbanism. Honored and published widely, her work has been exhibited at the International Venice Biennale and the Museum of Modern Art, as well as in the solo exhibition Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. Recent completed projects include Aqua Tower and Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, and her firm is working on the current expansion of the American Museum of Natural History.
Gang's creative process is based on insight gained from both inside and outside the traditional boundaries of architecture, and she often engages with interdisciplinary collaborators, diverse organizations, and communities. We invite you to share in her experiences and successes as she discusses her celebrated career.
"Gang uses architecture as a medium of active response to contemporary issues and their impact on the human experience. Each project resonates with its specific site and culture while addressing larger global themes such as urbanization, climate and sustainability."
— Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt Museum's 2013 National Design Awards Judges Panel
Header photo: Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Steve Hall, © Hedrick Blessing.
Portrait photo by Kevin Miyazaki and Redux Pictures.