Jeanne Gang

Studio Gang Architects, Founder and Principal | Chicago, United States

About

Architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang is Founder and Principal of Studio Gang Architects, a Chicago-based collective of architects, designers, and thinkers whose projects confront pressing contemporary issues. Through her practice, which maintains an ongoing interest in tall buildings, Jeanne seeks to respond to and reframe questions that lie locally (site, culture, people) and resound globally (density, climate, sustainability). She roots her designs in both architectural form and idea-driven content toward achieving a compelling whole, and she often arrives at design solutions through investigations and collaborations across disciplines. Her tall buildings projects include the 82-story Aqua Tower, a Finalist in the CTBUH 2010 Best Tall Building Awards; the Solar Carve Tower, a commercial high-rise that abuts the High Line park in Manhattan; the Hyderabad 02 residential development for

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CTBUH Roles

Annual Conference, Presenter (Chicago 2006; Dubai 2008; New York 2015)

Videos

27 October 2015

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Three Points of the Residential High-Rise: Designing for Social Connectivity

In this presentation we discuss the terms “exo-spatial design,” “solar carving,” and “bridging” as strategies for creating more socially connective tall buildings. As a typology,...

Research

08 August 2017

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Birds, Planes and Bio-Blitzes

Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects

Having designed the 262-meter Aqua in Chicago, which completed in 2009, Jeanne Gang, principal and founder of Studio Gang Architects, received considerable attention for what...

Research

08 August 2017

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Ten Significant Tall Buildings, and the Significant Women Behind Them

Leading Women in Tall Buildings

Recently, there has been a growing and overdue recognition in the architecture discipline that women are under-represented, not just in terms of leadership positions held,...