Jeanne Gang, recognized as one of the nation's most creative architects will be lecturing today at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Working from her base in Chicago, Gang established Studio Gang Architects in 1997. Her company is notable for the laboratory-like environment it promotes. Always an innovator, Gang's firm operates from an environmental approach, using technology integrated with beautiful designs.
She has created buildings in Chicago such as a recently completed media production center at Columbia College, Ford Calumet Environmental Center, and the SOS Children's Village Lavezzorio Community Center. Gang's office also has an international reach with acclaimed projects in Shanghai, China and Hyderabad, India.
Aqua, a unique 82-story, mixed-use residential skyscraper located in Lakeshore East in Chicago has added to the worldwide reputation of Jeanne Gang's work. New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger lauded this groundbreaking building saying, "It reclaims the notion that thrilling and beautiful form can still emerge out of the realm of the practical."
The work of Studio Gang Architects has received many awards and is held in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Architecture and Design.
For anyone interested in architecture - for instance anyone in Chicago where architecture equals history - Ms. Gang is sure to be worth listening to.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago
$5 students with valid ID and SAIC faculty + staff
$10 Architecture & Design Society members
$15 general public
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