Jeanne Gang


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Jeanne Gang, FAIA, is the founding partner of Studio Gang, an international architecture and urban design practice with offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Paris. Known for an inquisitive, forward-looking design approach that unfolds new technical and material possibilities and expands the active role of designers in society, she creates striking places that connect people with each other, their communities, and the environment. 

Her diverse, award-winning portfolio includes cultural centers that convene diverse audiences, public projects that connect citizens with ecology, and high-rise towers that foster community. Notable among these are the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, the reimagined Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, and the recently completed Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History, which the New York Times called "a poetic, joyful, theatrical work of public architecture."  

Her ongoing projects throughout the Americas and Europe include the new United States Embassy in Brasília; the University of Chicago’s European hub for study and research in Paris; Stanford University’s new Sustainability Commons in Palo Alto; and an expansion of the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. 

Intertwined with built work, Jeanne and the Studio develop research, publications, and exhibitions that push design’s ability to create public awareness and give rise to change—a practice Jeanne calls “actionable idealism.” Her upcoming book, the Art of Architectural Grafting, will be released this Spring in French and English. 

A MacArthur Fellow and a Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Jeanne’s has received the ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development and was named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine. 

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