Oct 15th 2020

A Conversation with Jeanne Gang

The College of Architecture invites its students, faculty, alumni, and extended community for a conversation with renowned architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang on Wednesday, October 21.

An Illinois native, Gang has become one of Chicago’s leading architects since she founded Studio Gang in 1997. Her firm has gone on to change the city’s skyline with works such as Aqua Tower and the anticipated, soon-to-open Vista Tower, Chicago’s third-tallest building at 1,198 feet. The Studio is now working around the world, with a portfolio that includes major cultural and civic projects such as the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the new United States Embassy in Brasilia. A monograph of the studio’s work, "Studio Gang: Architecture," was released by Phaidon this spring.

Currently, Gang is a professor in practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has held teaching and lecturing positions at Yale University, Princeton University, and Illinois Institute of Technology. In 2019 Gang was dubbed one of the world’s most influential people by TIME magazine.

The event, which begins at 5 p.m., is accessible via Zoom. (Please use the passcode 431658 to enter.) It will begin with a presentation by Gang and will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by College of Architecture Dean Reed Kroloff. They will be joined by Juliane Wolf, a partner at Studio Gang and a IIT Architecture alumna.