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Jeanne Gang, FAIA The exhibition highlights Studio Gang Architects (SGA) work, which includes a competition entry for the Kaohsiung Maritime Museum and Popular Music Center in Taiwan (above) and the 82-story Aqua Tower (far left) in Chicago, which features undulating terraces designed specifically to respond to views, solar shading, and wind conditions. Some of the firm’s many study models, as shown in the SGA o ice (left), are displayed as part of the exhibition. Studio Gang Architects Gets Solo Show at Art Institute of Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago has mounted a unique exhibition that delves into the design approach of one of the city’s most innovative architects. “Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects” is the first solo exhibition devoted to the Chicago-based firm founded by Jeanne Gang, FAIA, and o ers a look at how the firm creates buildings and projects through a studio-like presentation. Housed within the institution’s Modern Wing, the show is a two-part installation: A gallery displays full-scale mockups, research and media, and material samples, while the second element is an interactive workshop space hosting discussions throughout the exhibition’s run. “People will be able to see projects represented, but also experience large-scale spaces we have designed and installed in the gallery while getting a glimpse of what our studio is like,” says Gang, a recent MacArthur Fellow. “I think all this will give people a sense of how we conceive and make things.” 88 “Jeanne is at an early stage of her career but it’s valuable to show what she has done up to now because it’s a pivotal moment,” says Zoë Ryan, the Art Institute of Chicago’s John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design. She tells Contract, “[Museums] usually come in at the end, when a building is being completed, and I’m interested in following careers to see where they intersect at di erent points, to facilitate opening a dialogue around architecture.” Some highlighted projects include Northerly Island, the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, Hyderabad Tellapur 02, and Aqua Tower. “The curators’ selections and groupings gave us another viewpoint through which to see our work and reflect upon the threads that tie our projects together and what we would like to keep pursuing moving forward,” says Gang. The exhibition, which began in September, continues through February 24, 2013. EMILY HOOPER OCTOBER 2012 PHOTOGRAPHY: STEVE HALL FAR LEFT ; SALLY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY LEFT ; RENDERINGS COURTESY OF STUDIO GANG ARCHITECTS EXHIBITION

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Contract - October 2012
Industry News
Exhibition: HD Boutique
Product Focus: Take a Hint
Product Briefs: Health and Wellness
Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center
Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health
Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation
Healthcare Environment Awards
Kaleida Health, Clinical and Medical Research Building
Old Town Recovery Center
Baystate Medical Center
Legacy Health Randall Children’s Hospital
Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Brooklyn Infusion Center
Community Hospital @ Yishun
Mercy Medical Center Rooftop Garden
Rehab + Space Center
Heart Care Center
Practice: “Next Practices” in Healthcare Design
Design: Foster + Partners Develops Master Plan for Cleveland Clinic Growth
Exhibition: Studio Gang Architects at the Art Institute of Chicago
Designers Select: Lighting
Ad Index
Renovation: Saving Lives by Updating an Icon

Contract - October 2012