Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

About Studio Gang

Studio Gang is an architecture and urban design practice with offices in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. They work as a collective of 100 architects, designers, and planners, using design as a medium to connect people to each other, to their communities, and to the environment.

A sustainability ethos is central to the practice, coupled with a methodology defined by intensive research, experimentation, and collaboration with a wide range of disciplines both inside and outside the traditional design field. This approach has enabled the practice to realize innovative, award-winning work at multiple scales—architecture, urbanism, interiors, and exhibitions—with each project recognized for a strong connection to its place and purpose.

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Studio Gang at CTBUH

CTBUH Staff Reaches New Heights at Chicago's Vista Tower

CTBUH Staff Reaches New Heights at Chicago's Vista Tower

14 Dec 2018, Tour Report – To bring a successful year to a close, CTBUH staff enjoyed an extensive tour of the…

CTBUH Hosts China Government Delegation

CTBUH Hosts China Government Delegation

20 May 2016, Tour Report – CTBUH was honored to host a delegation of government officials from the Shanghai…

Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour

Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour

29 Jan 2015, Tour Report – The new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful…

Studio Gang at CTBUH

CTBUH Staff Reaches New Heights at Chicago's Vista Tower
14 Dec 2018, Chicago – Tour Report
To bring a successful year to a close, CTBUH staff enjoyed an extensive tour of the under-construction Vista Tower, a residential and hotel development in Chicago's Lakeshore East.
CTBUH Hosts China Government Delegation
20 May 2016, Chicago – Tour Report
CTBUH was honored to host a delegation of government officials from the Shanghai Huangpu District People’s Government.
Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
29 Jan 2015 – Tour Report
The new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities around the world.
Tongji University Faculty and Students Visit Chicago
Nov 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
“Towards Zero Carbon,” a collaborative design studio between Tongji University, CTBUH and the Illinois Institute of Technology, made a week-long visit to Chicago in November.
Young Professionals Committee Holds Inaugural Event
4 Apr 2012, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH’s newly-established Young Professionals Committee staged their first event, a multi-disciplinary presentation on the creation of Aqua, the landmark Chicago tower.
Aqua Tour
21 Oct 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
Close to 60 attendees of the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference began their conference experience with a two-hour technical tour of the recently completed Aqua Tower.
CTBUH Summer Tours - Aqua Tower
19 Jun 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
The crown jewel of Chicago’s Lakeshore East master planned community, Aqua Tower, was the subject for the second in the series of CTBUH Summer Tours.
CTBUH Aqua Tower Tour
17 Dec 2008, Chicago – Tour Report
CTBUH staff had the great opportunity to receive an educational tour of the Aqua Tower guided, by Jim Loewenberg of Magellan Development Group.

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Jeanne Gang

Jeanne Gang

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2013
Chicago, United States

Thorsten Johann

Thorsten Johann

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2019
Chicago, United States

Juliane Wolf

Juliane Wolf

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2019
Chicago, United States

CTBUH Resources Involving Studio Gang

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Award of Excellence

Three Points of the Residential High-Rise: Designing for Social Connectivity

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang

2015 New York Conference - Session 4e - Q&A

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

Is it viable to test the limit of how high man can place materials above ground?

Apr 2014 – Monthly Video Series
B.K. Boley, ADD Inc; Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Gurjit Singh, Aldar Properties

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Birds, Planes and Bio-Blitzes

8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III
Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects

Ten Significant Tall Buildings, and the Significant Women Behind Them

8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III
Leading Women in Tall Buildings

Three Points of the Residential High-Rise: Designing for Social Connectivity

Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2
Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects

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Videos

Three Points of the Residential High-Rise: Designing for Social Connectivity
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang
In this presentation we discuss the terms “exo-spatial design,” “solar carving,” and “bridging” as strategies for creating more socially connective tall buildings. As a typology, high-rise residential buildings have a unique set of challenges to…
2015 New York Conference - Session 4e - Q&A
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; Tom Wilcock, Arup; and Gary Handel, Handel Architects, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 4e: Beyond New York.
Is it viable to test the limit of how high man can place materials above ground?
Apr 2014 – Monthly Video Series; B.K. Boley, ADD Inc; Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Gurjit Singh, Aldar Properties
Industry leaders answering this question include: B.K. Boley, ADD Inc; Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; and Gurjit Singh, Aldar Properties.
What do you think the North America, Asian and Western European tall building communities most need to learn?
Feb 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Sunny Wang, BROAD Group
Industry leaders answering this question include: Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; and Sunny Wang, BROAD Group.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang
Antony Wood (CTBUH Executive Director) and Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang Architects) welcome delegates and open the 12th Annual Awards Symposium.
Wanted: Tall Buildings Less Iconic, More Specific
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang
Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang, discussed a few strategies for breaking out of purely image-driven high-rise design at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Today with the amount of attention being paid to high-rise design, it would appear that progress…
Materials Process and Tools: Towards the 'Particular'
25 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang
Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects focuses on technology’s role in the design process for the Aqua tower at the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held in the Herman Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology. In the development of Aqua, an 82-story…

Papers/Research

Birds, Planes and Bio-Blitzes
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects
Having designed the 262-meter Aqua in Chicago, which completed in 2009, Jeanne Gang, principal and founder of Studio Gang Architects, received considerable attention for what was then the tallest building ever designed by a woman-led firm. The…
Ten Significant Tall Buildings, and the Significant Women Behind Them
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III; Leading Women in Tall Buildings
Recently, there has been a growing and overdue recognition in the architecture discipline that women are under-represented, not just in terms of leadership positions held, but also in terms of receiving credit for the work they have done. The tall…
Three Points of the Residential High-Rise: Designing for Social Connectivity
Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects
In this paper we discuss the terms “exo-spatial design,” “solar carving,” and “bridging” as strategies for creating more socially connective tall buildings. As a typology, high-rise residential buildings have a unique set of challenges to becoming…
Three Points of the Residential High-Rise: Designing for Social Connectivity
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects
In this paper we discuss the terms “exo-spatial design,” “solar carving,” and “bridging” as strategies for creating more socially connective tall buildings. As a typology, high-rise residential buildings have a unique set of challenges to becoming…
Wanted: Tall Buildings Less Iconic, More Specific
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang
The industrial revolution and all of its facets led to the design of some of the most notable high-rises of the twentieth century. This paper attempts to point out a few strategies for breaking out of purely image-driven high-rise design and the…

Tall Buildings Involving Studio Gang

1   Vista Tower 2020 363 m Chicago
2   Aqua at Lakeshore East 2009 262 m Chicago
3   11 Hoyt Street 2020 191 m New York City
4   Mira 2019 130 m San Francisco
5   One Hundred 2020 116 m St. Louis
6   Solstice on the Park 2018 87 m Chicago
7   City Hyde Park 2016 52 m Chicago
8   The University of Chicago Campus North… 2016 50 m Chicago
9   Solar Carve Tower 2019 - New York City
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Vista Tower 2020 363 m Chicago
2   Aqua at Lakeshore East 2009 262 m Chicago
3   11 Hoyt Street 2020 191 m New York City
4   One Delisle 2023 158 m Toronto
5   Mira 2019 130 m San Francisco
6   One Hundred 2020 116 m St. Louis
7   Solstice on the Park 2018 87 m Chicago
8   643 North Spring Street - 82 m Los Angeles
9   City Hyde Park 2016 52 m Chicago
10   The University of Chicago Campus North… 2016 50 m Chicago
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.   Proposed