Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Jeanne Gang

Franzen Lecture on Architecture and the Environment
Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects
The 4th Franzen Lecture on Architecture and the Environment, an annual invited lecture by an international figure whose work has significant implications for understanding and re-conceiving the relationship between architecture and the environment, will be delivered by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects.

Jeanne Gang is the founder and principal of Studio Gang Architects, a rising international practice based in Chicago since 1997. Recent projects include the highly acclaimed Aqua Tower, which was named the Emporis Skyscraper of the Year in 2009; the Northerly Island framework plan; the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo; and Columbia College Chicago’s Media Production Center. Gang was just named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow (the so-called “Genius Award”) for “challenging the aesthetic and technical possibilities of the art form in a wide range of structures.”

Studio Gang conceives of itself as a collective space for architects, designers, and thinkers, which “acts as a lab for testing ideas on varying scales: from cities to environments to individual buildings’ unique material properties.”

The firm’s work has been published and exhibited both nationally and internationally, most notably at the International Venice Biennale, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Building Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Tickets are required for admission to League programs. Tickets are free for League members; $15 for non-members. Members may reserve a ticket by e-mailing: Member tickets will be held at the check-in desk; unclaimed tickets will be released fifteen minutes after the start of the program. Non-members may purchase tickets here from October 5 until 3:00 p.m. the day of the program.

Co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. AIA and New York State continuing education credits are available.

The annual Franzen Lecture on Architecture and the Environment was created in honor of long-time League trustee Ulrich Franzen. The Franzen Lecture on Archiecture and the Environment is made possible by contributions from the Riggio Foundation, Juliana Terian Gilbert, and Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown.

League programs are made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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