TK - Thursday Keynote: Jeanne Gang - Creating Connections: People, Communities and Environments

Thursday, November 21 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM | Hall B1 « Back

Abstract Text:

Jeanne Gang, the second women to ever earn the MacArthur “genius grant” Fellowship, was recently named the world's most influential architect of 2019 by Time magazine. Gang uses architecture as a catalyst for change and uses an analytical and creative approach to design buildings that highlight the relationships between individuals, communities, and environments. Her award-winning architecture firm Studio Gang, follows a socially engaged design process and a practice Gang calls "actionable idealism." Committed to working on global and local issues, Gang brings to the table a wide range of projects that stretch beyond architecture's conventional boundaries. Past architectural design, Gang makes a positive impact at multiple scales by collaborating with experts across multiple fields, teaching, speaking, writing, advocacy and advising. In this Thursday morning keynote, Jeanne Gang will discuss her human-centered design approach and specific projects that exemplify her desire to connect communities. USGBC President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam will provide opening remarks at the keynote and will introduce Jeanne Gang.

Learning Objectives:

Discover how uniting people from different backgrounds can help connect people with buildings and the communities and environments where they exist.

Learn about compelling projects by Studio Gang that exemplify innovation in both social and design contexts.

Identify creative techniques to increase sustainability in buildings.

Learn how approach design creatively and analytically by drawing insight from ecological systems.


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Event Type: Special Event > Session