Jeanne Gang

Jeanna Gang is a renowned American architect. She leads Studio Gang and she lectures frequently throughout the world.

Photo of Jeanne Gang

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About his life

Jeanne Gang was born on March 19, 1964 in Belvidere, Illinois, United States. She earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1986, and in 1989 she studied urban design. She is the founding principal of Studio Gang, firm based in Chicago and New York. Jeanne is internationally renowned for a design process that foregrounds the relationships between individuals, communities, and environments. Jeanne was named the 2016 Architect of the Year by the Architectural Review. In 2017, she was honored with the Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award and a Fellowship from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.


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Photo of Jeanne Gang, 2017

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What are her major works?

Her most important work is the Aqua Tower. The building’s curved concrete balcony overhangs, arguably its most notable feature, were designed to serve a dual purpose: they lend Aqua strong visual interest through their evocation of rippling water, and they diffuse strong winds, allowing balconies to be placed on every floor and all four sides of the building—a feat of skyscraper engineering. At the time of its completion, Aqua also had one of Chicago’s largest green roofs.

Aqua Tower, Jeanne Gang, 2004, Chicago

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Chiefly built in (but not limited to) Chicago, her major projects ranged from private homes (Brick Weave House) and educational facilities (Columbia College Chicago Media Production Center) to exhibition spaces (Expo Chicago) and other outdoor structures (the Nature Boardwalk at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo).

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Brick Weave House, Studio Gang, 2009, Chicago

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