Jeanne Gang

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is principal and founder of Studio Gang Architects, a 36-person architecture firm in Chicago, USA that has been recognized for its innovation and leadership in design. Ms. Gang’s work represents a diverse range of building typologies, from large-scale undertakings such as the 82-story Aqua Tower in downtown Chicago, which reconsiders the tall building as a site-specific structure, to the SOS Community Center on Chicago’s South Side, which visibly engages with the distinct material properties of concrete. In all of her projects, Ms. Gang explores new creative territory in materials, technology and sustainability, and her work with Studio Gang has received national and international awards and recognition.

Ms. Gang’s design in the field of architecture is supported through a mode of working that combines practice, teaching and research. In addition to serving as an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology since 1998, she was a visiting professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 2004, was the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture in 2005, and was a visiting lecturer at Princeton University’s School of Architecture in 2007. Ms. Gang was also chosen to lecture as one of the Architecture League of New York’s Emerging Voices in the spring of 2006, and she received an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in the same year.

Mark Schendel

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is a principal of Studio Gang. Mr. Schendel brings to the firm extensive experience in both architecture and urban design. Mr. Schendel oversees construction documentation and administration on the firm's projects. His capacity for leading large team collaborations and his proficient management through all phases of the work has led to the success of numerous built projects.