In its 23rd year, the ULI Prize awards individuals $100,000 for their contributions to community building globally and exhibiting excellence in the land use and development field. It celebrates those who employ innovative processes, techniques, strategies, and insights, along with an awareness and prioritization of diversity and sustainable practices.
“Jeanne’s artistry and creativity have established her as one of the most influential architects of her generation,” said ULI’s global CEO, Ed Walter. “From museums and skyscrapers to mixed-use developments and learning environments, Jeanne has produced buildings and places that push boundaries and reach new frontiers in sustainable reuse, ecological biodiversity, and social equity.”
Gang, widely known for designing the Aqua Tower in Chicago, is also a MacArthur Fellow, winner of the Marcus Prize for Architecture, and a Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 2019, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s most influential people in the world.
As noted by ULI, this award comes as several Studio Gang projects reach major milestones, including the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation, which is set to be completed this winter. There’s also the upcoming completion of the firm’s first art museum, a renewal of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts in Little Rock.
“I am honored to be recognized by ULI, whose efforts to foster collaboration across real estate and land use disciplines are critical for shaping more resilient and equitable futures for our cities,” said Gang. “I hope this award will inspire even more developers, architects, planners, and policy makers to come together to realize places that can both uplift communities and support our planet’s greater network of living things.”
“I founded Studio Gang to use architecture as a means to address the most urgent challenges confronting our cities today: in particular, climate change and social inequity,” added Gang. “At the Studio, we approach each of our projects by first considering how they can foster better relationships between individuals, communities, and our shared, natural environment.”
Gang will be honored with the 2022 ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development and will speak at the 2022 ULI Fall Meeting, which will be held in Dallas from October 24th through October 27th.
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