Architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang is the founding principal of Studio Gang, an architecture and urbanism practice in Chicago and New York. Internationally recognized for her environmentally sensitive approach, she explores the role of design in revitalizing communities and ecologies. Addressing global issues through local engagement, Jeanne and Studio Gang have produced some of today’s most compelling design work, including the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park, and the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.
Jeanne is currently engaged in major projects throughout the United States, including the Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History; a strategic plan for the National Aquarium in Baltimore; and a proposal to revive the City of Milwaukee’s industrial waterfront. She is the author of Reverse Effect: Renewing Chicago’s Waterways, a publication produced in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council that catalyzed improved public awareness of and access to the Chicago River. Her Studio’s work for the Center for Ocean Solutions, visualizing data related to the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone, was recently published in Science magazine.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- From Exhibit to Classroom: Transitioning Zoos and Aquariums for the Twenty-first Century
A response to "How can zoos and aquariums foster cultures of care and conservation?"