Led by principal and founder Jeanne Gang, Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects has established itself as one of the premier architectural firms working today. Inside Studio Gang Architects presents an engaging workshop-like environment that showcases and reveals the practice's creative process as they seek architectural solutions to pressing contemporary issues.
During the course of this exhibition, two Archi-Salons will engage a host of architects, journalists, and critics in discourse surrounding the contemporary practice of architecture. Held within the gallery space, the two salons will focus on different perspectives that influence current practices. These conversations will be inspired by Studio Gang’s work, but ultimately will address larger issues in the field of contemporary architecture.
Saturday, November 17, 2:00–4:00 p.m. Led by Iker Gil, director of MAS Studio and editor in chief of MAS Context
Saturday, February 2, 2:00–4:00 p.m. Led by Clare Lyster, architect and assistant professor, University of Illinois, Chicago
A vital aspect of the work of Studio Gang Architects is its commitment to the environment as an integral component of the firm’s practice. For Studio Gang, architecture can also help educate and raise awareness of important environmental issues.
Northerly Island, Chicago, IL
Building in a dense urban environment requires an astute awareness of the surrounding context. Studio Gang positions their work as bridging the needs of the community while being responsive to the existing built fabric of the city.
Aqua Tower, Chicago, IL
Architecture can play an integral role in fostering social relationships and building community. Studio Gang develops sensitive designs that incorporate local elements in an effort to develop designs connected to their site but do not disengage them from global dialogues.
Hyderabad Tellapur 02, Hyderabad, India
Architecture is often utilized as a tool of urban revitalization. Many Studio Gang projects are designed to reinvigorate the city with the architecture developed as an attraction that performs a role in revitalizing or validating long-standing community institutions.
Kaohsiung Maritime Museum and Popular Music Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan