Mira Tower, Studio Gang


Mira Tower, Studio Gang

February 23, 2022
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Jeanne Gang, the founding principal and partner of Studio Gang, a Chicago-based architecture and urban design practice, is the second presenter and interviewee in a series of six presentations and student-led interviews, titled, Beyond the Envelope, within our Spring 2022 Lectures and Events series, Communities. In a live public broadcast, Jeanne Gang will briefly present Studio Gang’s project, the Mira Tower, completed in 2021 in San Francisco, followed by a student-led interview. This series of presentations and interviews with leading architects, is part of the SoAD Master of Architecture course, ARCH 791 Special Studies in Architecture | Beyond the Envelope, taught by Professor Tom Verebes, Ph.D.


Jeanne Gang

Jeanne Gang, FAIA

Founding Principal, Partner, Studio Gang


Jeanne Gang, FAIA, is the founding principal and partner of Studio Gang, an international architecture and urban design practice headquartered in Chicago. Known for an inquisitive approach to design that unfolds new technical and material possibilities and expands the active role of designers in society, she creates striking places that connect people with each other, their communities, and the environment.

This approach has produced award-winning projects throughout the Americas and Europe that range from cultural and community buildings like Writers Theatre and the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership to structurally dynamic towers like the St. Regis Chicago and MIRA. Ongoing work includes an expansion to the American Museum of Natural History in New York; a new United States Embassy in Brasília; and the University of Chicago’s European hub for study and research in Paris.

Intertwined with built work, Jeanne and the Studio also develop research, publications, and exhibitions that push design’s ability to create public awareness and give rise to change—a practice Jeanne calls “actionable idealism.”

A MacArthur Fellow and a Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Jeanne has been honored with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture and been named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine.