Studio Gang Architects

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Studio Gang Architects
The Aqua Tower in Chicago
Practice information
Key architects Jeanne Gang

Chicago, Illinois, USA

New York, New York, USA
Founded 1997
Projects Aqua Tower, Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, Columbia College Chicago Media Production Center

Studio Gang Architects, founded in 1997, is a Chicago-based architecture and design firm led by Jeanne Gang. Studio Gang Architects' work has been widely recognized for its design innovation[1] and published and exhibited worldwide, including at the International Venice Biennale, the National Building Museum in Washington, DC and the Art Institute of Chicago. The firm employs 56 people.[2] The firm is best known for Aqua Tower, the undulating 82-story mixed-use high-rise that is the tallest building in the world designed by a woman. [3]

Selected projects[edit]




Nature Boardwalk and People's Gas Education Pavilion at Lincoln Park Zoo



Selected awards[edit]

  • Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction Acknowledgement Prize North America, 2011, for the Ford Calumet Environmental Center[10]
  • Distinguished Building Honor Award, AIA Chicago, 2011, for the Nature Boardwalk, Education Pavilion and South Pond Transformation at Lincoln Park Zoo[11]
  • Most Compassionate Architectural Firm, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), 2009[12]
  • Skyscraper of the Year Award, Emporis, 2009, for the Aqua Tower[13]
  • Emerging Visions Award, AIA Chicago, 2000 & 2006[14]
  • Neighborhood Development Award, 3rd place, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, 2005, for the Chinese American Service League[15]


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