May 17, 2010
by Canadian Architect
Jeanne Gang, a leading voice in the field of architecture and one of the most creative practitioners working today, lectures in Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 6:30pm. Gang established Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects in 1997. The office operates as a laboratory with an innovative approach to constraints and opportunities in architecture that is expressed through a portfolio of environmentally conscious, technically innovative, and aesthetically beautiful projects.
Buildings of note include a recently completed media production center at Columbia College, Ford Calumet Environmental Center, and the SOS Children’s Village Lavezzorio Community Center, all in Chicago, as well as internationally acclaimed projects in Shanghai, China and Hyderabad, India. Aqua, a trailblazing 82-storey, mixed-use residential skyscraper located in Lakeshore East in Chicago has garnered international acclaim for Gang. The New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger has championed this groundbreaking building asserting that, “It reclaims the notion that thrilling and beautiful form can still emerge out of the realm of the practical.”
Jeanne Gang earned a Master of Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Illinois. Previously, she worked for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The work of Studio Gang Architects has received many awards and is held in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Architecture and Design.
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