Jeanne Gang


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Franzen Lecture on Architecture and the Environment
Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects
Introduced and moderated by Amale Andraos

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
7:00 p.m.
The Great Hall, The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
1.5 HSW CEUs

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The 4th Franzen Lecture on Architecture and the Environment, an annual lecture by an international figure whose work has significant implications for understanding and re-conceiving the relationship between architecture and the environment, will be delivered by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects.

Jeanne Gang is the founder and principal of Studio Gang Architects, an international practice based in Chicago since 1997. Recent projects include the widely acclaimed Aqua Tower, which was named the Emporis Skyscraper of the Year in 2009; the Northerly Island framework plan; the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo; and Columbia College Chicago’s Media Production Center.  Gang was recently named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow (the so-called “genius” grant) for “challenging the aesthetic and technical possibilities of the art form in a wide range of structures.”

The firm’s work has been published and exhibited both nationally and internationally, most notably at the Venice Biennale, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Building Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago. This year Princeton Architectural Press published Reveal, the first monograph of the firm’s work (copies of which will be available for purchase).

Amale Andraos is a co-founder of WORKac and serves on the Architectural League Board of Directors.

Tickets are free for League members; $15 for non-members. Members may reserve a ticket by e-mailing: Member tickets will be held at the check-in desk; unclaimed tickets will be released fifteen minutes after the start of the program. Non-members may purchase tickets here.

Co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. AIA and New York State continuing education credits are available.

The annual Franzen Lecture on Architecture and the Environment was created in honor of long-time League trustee Ulrich Franzen. The Franzen Lecture on Architecture and the Environment is made possible by contributions from the Riggio Foundation, Juliana Terian Gilbert, and Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown.



League programs are made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.