The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning today announced Jeanne Gang, founding principal of Chicago-based Studio Gang, as the recipient of the 2017 Marcus Prize for Architecture. The $100,000 award honors architects "on a trajectory to greatness" with a cash prize to the recipient and also supports a Gang-led design studio at SARUP.
Jeanne Gang is definitely keeping herself busy and in the news these days: just last week, her firm was selected as one of the seven exhibitors for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale; in August, we learned about her collaboration with sculptor and performance artist Nick Cave on the site-specific work "Here Hear Chicago" for Chicago’s Navy Pier; and in Washington D.C., her massive 2017 Summer Block Party installation "Hive" has been a hit with visitors at the National Building Museum.
The jury — comprised of Frances Bronet, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Illinois Institute of Technology; John Czarnecki, Editor-in-Chief of Contract Magazine; Anne Rieselbach, Program Director at the Architectural League of New York; David Marcus, CEO of Marcus Investments, and Robert Greenstreet, Dean, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning — selected Jeanne Gang as the prize recipient from a field of international nominees from 17 countries on 4 continents.
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