Campus Announcements

Alumna, architect Jeanne Gang wins 2011 MacArthur Fellowship

9/21/2011  8:00 am

Jeanne K. Gang is a 1986 graduate of the Illinois School of Architecture. Through Illinois she participated in the 1984 Versailles study abroad program, which helped solidify her decision to become an architect. 

Gang is the founder and principal of the rapidly growing Studio Gang Architects, the first female-led firm to commission a skyscraper in Chicago.  Her imaginative design of the Aqua Tower, named the 2009 Emporis Skyscraper of the Year, changed the look of that city’s skyline forever.  She is also known for her work with the  Northerly Island framework plan, Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, and Columbia College Chicago’s Media Production Center.

Read the Chicago Tribune Article about her most recent honor here. 

Want more? Read a 2008 feature article on Jeanne Gang from Illinois Alumni magazine.