Fotograph: Dane Thima

Philosophy

StudioGang is a leading architecture practice whose design work addresses buildings, landscapes and cities.
Founded by Jeanne Gang in 1997, the office has grown to include 35 full-time staff collaborating on national and international projects.
The studio actss as a lab for testing ideas on every scale, from cities to material properties. This sensibility is demonstrated by projects such as the Marble Curtain and SOS Community Center, which reconsiders the tall building as a site-specific structure. With a process that begins with research and exploration, the studio has produced a growing body of work that responds to ist specific pace purpose.
Studio Gang has received national and international recognition for its innovative and sustainable designs, and was most recently honored with an award of High Commendation for the SOS Community Center at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona.

Competitions

Burnham Memorial Design Competition (2009)

Ford Calumet Environmental Center Design Competition (2004) – winner

Hoboken 9/11 Memorial Fund Design Competition (2004) – winner (FLOW Group)

City of Chicago Visitor Center Design Competition (2001)

United States Department of Energy Sunwall Design Competition (2001)

Publications

AIA National Convention, Panel Member, 2009
The University of North Carolina, 2009
National Building Museum,
Women of Architecture Series, 2009
AIA Keynote Address, AIA Louisiana, 2008
Commencement Convocation Address,
University of Illinois,
College of Architecture, 2008
International Congress, Council on
Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat,
speaker, 2008
AIA Keynote Address, AIA Ohio, 2007
Architecture League of New York,
Emerging Voices, 2006
Yale University, lecture, 2005
International Venice Biennale,
“Transcending Type,” 2004
Harvard University, lecture, 2004
National Building Museum, lecture, 2004
AIA Minnesota, Masonry Variations, lecture, 2003
Chicago Architecture Foundation, lecture, 2003
studio/Gang/Architects
Archeworks, “Making the Case:
Good Design in the Social Agenda,” 2002
Aichi Shukutoku University, Nagoya,
Japan, “Architecture and Making,” 2001
Archeworks, lecture, fall 2001
Illinois Institute of Technology,
Lecture, Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Conference, 2000
Chicago Architectural Club Journal,
Introduction and Essays, 2000, 2001

Awards

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Award for Architectural Excellence
in Community Design, 1st Place
SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio
Community Center (2009)

High Commendation, World Architecture
Festival – SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio
Community Center (2008)

Unbuilt Honor Award,
AIA Chicago – Zhong Bang Village (2008)

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit,
AIA Chicago – SOS Children’s Villages
Lavezzorio Community Center (2008)

Divine Detail Citation of Merit,
AIA Chicago – SOS Children’s Villages
Lavezzorio Community Center (2008)

Interior Citation of Merit,
AIA Chicago – Workspace 1212 (2008)

Unbuilt Citation of Merit,
AIA Chicago – Biloxi Pinecone House (2008)

American Architecture Award,
Chicago Athenaeum – Aqua Tower (2008)

Richard H. Driehaus Award for
Architectural Excellence,
3rd place – Chinese American
Service League Kam Liu Building (2005)

Distinguished Building Honor Award,
AIA Chicago – Starlight Theatre (2004)

Distinguished Building Citation of Merit,
AIA Chicago – Chinese American Service
League Kam Liu Building (2004)

Interior Architecture Special Recognition,
AIA Chicago – Marble Curtain (2004)

Exhibitions

WORKSPACE 1212; STUDIO GANG OFFICE; CHICAGO (USA)

HIGHLANDS POND HOUSE INTERIOR; ASPEN (USA)

10 VISIONS EXHIBITION: CHICAGO ARCHITECURE;
ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 2004/5; CHICAGO (USA)

TRANSCENDING TYPE-STADIUM;
VENICE BIENNALE, 2004; VENICE (ITALY)

WRINKLED RUG; CAMBRIDGE ARCHITECTURAL MESH
RESTRUCTURE EXHIBITION, 2004; NEW YORK (USA)

MARBLE URTAIN; NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM;
WASHINGTON, DC (USA)

NASA AEROSPACE DESIGN EXHIBITION;
ART INSITUTE OF CHICAGO, 2003; CHICAGO (USA)

Projects

Ford Calumet Environmental Center
Lead Design Principal
Solstice on the Park - Residential Tower
Lead Design Principal
Hoboken September 11th Memorial
Lead Design Principal
Aqua Tower - High-Rise Mixed-Use Residential Tower
Lead Design Principal
SOS Children’s Village Lavezzorio Community Center
Lead Design Principal
Chinese American Service League Kam Liu Building
Lead Design Principal
Venice Biennale - American Pavilion
Lead Design Principal
Masonry Variations Exhibit - Marble Curtain
Lead Design Principal
Starlight Theatre
Lead Design Principal