Time and Place

Time: 4:30pm
Location: Engelmann Hall 105

Expanded Practice” presentation by Jeanne Gang, Founder of Studio Gang and 2017 Marcus Prize recipient, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

This lecture is sponsored by The Marcus Corporation Foundation


Architect Jeanne Gang, FAIA, is the founding principal and leader of Studio Gang, an architecture and urban design practice with offices in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Jeanne is internationally renowned for a design process that foregrounds relationships between individuals, communities, and the environment. Her diverse body of work spans scales and typologies, expanding beyond architecture’s conventional boundaries to pursuits ranging from the development of stronger materials to fostering stronger communities. Her approach has resulted in some of today’s most compelling architecture, including Chicago’s Aqua Tower and Writers Theatre and the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is currently designing major projects throughout the Americas and Europe, including the Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City; a new campus for California College of the Arts in San Francisco; the new United States Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil; and high-rise towers in Toronto and Amsterdam.

A MacArthur Fellow, elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur, Jeanne received the National Design Award for Architecture in 2013 from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and was named the 2016 Architect of the Year by the Architectural Review. In 2017, she was honored with the Marcus Prize and Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award and was made an honorary fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Royal Institute of British Architects. Widely published and acclaimed, her work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, and Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of three books, including Reveal, an exploration of the Studio’s work and process, and Reverse Effect: Renewing Chicago’s Waterways, which envisions a radically greener future for the Chicago River.

Jeanne is a distinguished alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was recently appointed Professor in Practice. She lectures frequently throughout the world and serves on various civic and design-focused committees and advisory groups.

Lecture Summary

Founded and led by Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang is an architecture and urban design practice with offices in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. They work as a collective of 100 architects, designers, and planners, using design as a medium to connect people to each other, to their communities, and to the environment. They collaborate closely with clients, expert consultants, and specialists from a wide range of fields to design and realize innovative projects at mul-tiple scales: architecture, urbanism, interiors, and exhibitions.

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