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Founding Principal and Partner, Studio Gang

Leah Joy Zell Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2022

Jeanne Gang is a professor of practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the founding principal of Studio Gang, an architecture and urban design practice based in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Paris that emphasizes research, experimentation, and collaboration inside and outside of traditional design fields. Her ongoing work includes major cultural and civic projects throughout the Americas and Europe, including an expansion to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City; a new United States Embassy in Brasília; the University of Chicago’s European hub for study and research in Paris; a unified campus for the California College of the Arts in San Francisco; and the new O’Hare Global Terminal in Chicago. Studio Gang’s additional projects include the Writers Theatre, a professional theater in Glencoe, Illinois; the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan; and the 82-story, undulating Aqua Tower in Chicago, among others.


Gang is the author of three books on architecture, the most recent of which is Studio Gang: Architecture (Phaidon, 2021). Her work has been exhibited widely, including at MAXXI, the Museum of Modern Art, International Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Art Institute of Chicago.


A MacArthur Fellow and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Gang has been honored with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture and was named one of 2019’s most influential people in the world by TIME magazine. Further accolades include Architectural Review’s Architect of the Year, the Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award, and the Marcus Prize for Architecture.

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