Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:30pm to 6pm
About this Event
Fazlur R. Khan Virtual Distinguished Lecture -- Jeanne Gang
Jeanne Gang, founding principal and partner of international architecture and urban design firm Studio Gang, is known for her inquisitive, forward-looking approach to design. She creates striking places that connect people with each other, their communities, and the environment. Her studio's diverse, award winning work includes major projects ranging from community-centered cultural institutions, to public projects that connect citizens with ecology, and high-rise towers that foster comunity. A MacArthur Fellow and a Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Jeanne was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine.
Abstract: Studio Gang's unique design approach is predicated on interdisciplinary collaboration with expert partners ranging from engineers and ecologists to artists and journalists. In this lecture, Jeanne will discuss how this deep and sustained engagement across fields has resulted in the material, spatial, and aesthetic innovations that define award-winning projects like the supertall St. Regis Chicago tower, the city's third tallest building, and the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, which unites traditional cordwood masonry practices with contemporary design and building technologies.