Designing Transformative Architecture
Founded by Jeanne Gang, FAIA, in 1997, Studio Gang is an international practice whose work confronts pressing contemporary issues. Conceived as a collective of architects, designers, and thinkers, the studio acts as a lab for testing ideas on varying scales: from cities to environments to material properties. The firm’s transformative and innovative architecture is exemplified by such recent projects as the Aqua Tower (the 2009 Emporis Skyscraper of the Year), Columbia College Chicago’s Media Production Center (a cutting-edge film production and teaching facility), and the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo (an educational pavilion and landscape that is quickly becoming a new Chicago landmark).
The work of Studio Gang has received national and international recognition and has been published and exhibited widely, most notably at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the National Building Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Reveal, Jeanne Gang’s first volume on the firm’s work and working process, was released from Princeton Architectural Press in 2011. The firm’s solo exhibition, Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects, set record attendance during its run at the Art Institute of Chicago from September 2012–February 2013.