Architect Talk: The Boundary-Breaking Designs of Jeanne Gang
Don’t miss this signature lecture with internationally renowned architect Jeanne Gang, founding principal of Studio Gang. In more than 20 years of practice, Studio Gang has pushed the envelope to create stunning buildings and landscapes that strengthen local identity and community.
Gang’s practice is guided by a career-long exploration of design ideas for social and environmental impact in our neighborhoods. In this talk, she will detail the studio’s collaborative approach and highlight built projects, design concepts and new undertakings that foster a more livable, equitable city. Learn how architecture can meaningfully address social and environmental justice and repair the urban fabric.
Program Speaker: Jeanne Gang, Founding Principal, Partner, Studio Gang
Jeanne Gang, FAIA, is the founding principal and partner of Studio Gang. Her inquisitive, forward-looking approach to design—unique in its pursuit of new technical and material possibilities as well as in its expansion of the active role of designers in society—has distinguished her as a leading architect of her generation. Drawing insight from ecological systems, she creates striking places that connect people with each other, their communities and the environment.
Gang is a Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, her alma mater. She is the author of three books on architecture, and a monograph of the Studio’s work, “Studio Gang: Architecture,” will be published this spring. Her work has been exhibited widely, including at the Museum of Modern Art, the International Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Art Institute of Chicago. A MacArthur Fellow and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Jeanne has been honored with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture and was named one of 2019’s most influential people in the world by TIME.
AIA/CES Credits: 1.5 LUs
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