Jeanne Gang

Studio Gang Architects, Founding Principal and Partner | Chicago, United States

About

Across its diverse portfolio, Studio Gang seeks to create measurable positive change for their users, communities, and natural ecology—a mission the studio calls “actionable idealism.” Through an exploration of several of the Studio’s projects – both completed and in-progress – Founding Principal and Partner Jeanne Gang discusses her approach to designing tall buildings to create connections at multiple scales and across multiple groups. From fostering genuine community among residents to establishing porous ground plane links that enhance the public realm, she will demonstrate how design can resist the notion of skyscrapers as impenetrable and isolated, and instead serve a critical role in the reimagining of denser, more livable urban neighborhoods.

Jeanne Gang

CTBUH Roles

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

Awards Jury (Chair 2013; Chair 2014)

Videos

27 October 2015

2015 New York Conference - Session 4e - Q&A

Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; Tom Wilcock, Arup; and Gary Handel, Handel Architects, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 4e:...

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Research

11 October 2019

A New View, and a New Gateway, for Chicago

Jeanne Gang & Juliane Wolf, Studio Gang

Upon completion, Vista Tower will become Chicago’s third tallest building, topping out the Lakeshore East development, where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan. Occupying a...

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Research

08 August 2017

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,...

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21 October 2009

Aqua Tour

Close to 60 attendees of the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference began their conference experience with a two-hour technical tour of the recently completed Aqua Tower.

26 February 2009

Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group - 3rd Meeting

The third meeting of the CTBUH Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group took place on February 26th 2009, at the Chicago office of Environmental Systems Design.

12 November 2008

Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group Update

Two meetings channeled the efforts of the Sustainability Working Group into an anticipated 80,000 word, 200-page, richly illustrated book.

2 October 2008

Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group Update

The Working Group have announced the chapter plan for a 200-page, richly illustrated book, entitled the ‘CTBUH Guide to Sustainabilty for Tall Buildings in Urban Environments’.

2 October 2008

Sustainability Working Group - 2nd Meeting

Discussions at this meeting centered on the creation of a significant new publication “The CTBUH Guide to Sustainability for Tall Buildings in Urban Environments.”

1 August 2008

CTBUH Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group Meeting

The meeting took place on August 1st, at the LEED Platinum rated Chicago Center for Green Technology and was attended by some of the world’s leading experts on tall buildings.

27 October 2015

2015 New York Conference - Session 4e - Q&A

Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; Tom Wilcock, Arup; and Gary Handel, Handel Architects, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 4e:...

27 October 2015

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,...

06 November 2014

2014 Awards - Session 1 Q&A

Dr. Peter Irwin, Founding Partner, RWDI Consulting Engineers, Michael Adlerstein, Assistant Secretary-General & Executive Director, United Nations Capital Master Plan, John Gering, Managing Partner, HLW...

15 April 2014

Is it viable to test the limit of how high man can place materials above ground?

Industry leaders answering this question include: B.K. Boley, ADD Inc; Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA;...

17 February 2014

What do you think the North America, Asian and Western European tall building communities most need to learn?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; and Sunny Wang, BROAD...

07 November 2013

2013 Awards - Session 1 Q&A

The Session One speaker panel consisting of: Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; B.K. Boley, ADD Inc; Roberto Meyer, MVSA Architects; and Gurjit Singh,...

11 October 2019

A New View, and a New Gateway, for Chicago

Jeanne Gang & Juliane Wolf, Studio Gang

Upon completion, Vista Tower will become Chicago’s third tallest building, topping out the Lakeshore East development, where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan. Occupying a...

08 August 2017

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,...

08 August 2017

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...

01 June 2016

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

Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects

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

26 October 2015

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

Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects

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

03 March 2008

Wanted: Tall Buildings Less Iconic, More Specific

Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang

The industrial revolution and all of its facets led to the design of some of the most notable high-rises of the twentieth century. This paper...