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Jeanne Gang leads Studio Gang Architects, an architectural practice noted for its innovation and leadership in design. Through exploration and research early in the design process, Ms. Gang's work has staked out new creative territory in materials, technology and sustainability. Her work with Studio Gang has received national and international awards and recognition, and has been featured at the International Venice Biennale, the National Building Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ms. Gang's work includes a wide variety of culturally relevant building typologies, such as the Starlight Theatre in Rockford, Illinois and the Kam Liu Building, a community center in Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood. Her recent projects include the SOS Community Center on Chicago's South Side and the award-winning entry for the Ford Calumet Environmental Center. On a larger scale, she designed the Aqua Tower, an 82-story mixed-use high-rise in downtown Chicago and created a master plan for the City of Hamburg's Hafen City quarter.
Ms. Gang's practice includes a continuing commitment to architectural education. In addition to serving as an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology since 1998, she was a visiting professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 2004, was the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture in 2005, and was a visiting lecturer at Princeton University's School of Architecture in 2007. Ms. Gang was also chosen to lecture as one of the Architecture League of New York's Emerging Voices in the spring of 2006, and she received an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in the same year.
Prior to founding Studio Gang, Ms. Gang was a lead designer at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA/Rem Koolhaas), where she led projects in France and the Netherlands, including the Lille Grand Palais in Lille, France and the Maison Ã Floirac in Bordeaux. From her experience working abroad and studying in Switzerland as a Rotary Fellow, Ms. Gang recognizes the importance of exposure to international currents of architectural thought.
She maintains this ethos at Studio Gang, where the office's diversity and range of project locations encourage the cross-cultural exchange of ideas in architecture.