Illinois Commencement speaker, architect Jeanne Gang, designs buildings that connect people, nature and communities

May 14, 2024

Gang is the founding partner of Studio Gang, an architecture and urban design firm headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York, San Francisco and Paris. She refers to her approach to her work as “actionable idealism,” which is rooted in putting big ideas into action through practical steps that can generate meaningful change. She believes architecture can impact some of the biggest problems facing society — such as the climate crisis and social inequity — by using design as a medium to connect people to each other, the environment and their communities.

Read more in this May 8, 2024 article from the UIUC News Bureau.

Jeanne Gang

Photo by Marc Olivier Le Blanc, courtesy Studio Gang.

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