Jeanne Gang: Towers/master plans

Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects presents several projects for the 2011 Franzen lecture.

December 12, 2011

Recorded on October 12, 2011.

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

In this excerpt, Gang presents the Aqua Tower and the Post-Industrial Periphery/Cicero Case Study for the Museum of Modern Arts Foreclosed Design Study.

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.



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