November 30, 2018

Jeanne Gang: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference

Jeanne Gang

Host Marcia Franklin talks with award-winning architect Jeanne Gang. Gang, the recipient of a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, was a speaker at the 2018 Sun Valley Writers' Conference. The two discuss some of Gang's designs, as well as her architectural philosophy.

Known for her innovative designs and use of materials, Gang is based in Chicago, where she founded her firm, Studio Gang. She and her team have designed several skyscrapers, including Aqua Tower and Vista Tower, which is the tallest building ever designed by a woman-owned firm. Studio Gang also designs smaller buildings and structures embedded in their communities, such as the Arcus Center for Social Justice in Kalamazoo, and the nature boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.

Currently, Gang is working on a new wing on the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, and the new campus for the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

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