WASHINGTON — Jeanne Gang, founding principal and partner of Studio Gang, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development.
The $100,000 ULI prize, now in its 23rd year, recognizes an individual who has made distinguished contributions to community building globally, who has established visionary standards of excellence in the land use and development field, and whose commitment to creating the highest-quality built environment has led to the betterment of society, states a release.
Studio Gang is an international architecture and urban design practice headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York, San Francisco and Paris.
Gang is renowned for creating places that connect people with their communities and the natural environment, adds the release. She is also a MacArthur Fellow and a professor in practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and was named one of TIME Magazine’s most influential people in the world in 2019.
Gang will be honoured as the prize laureate and will be a featured speaker at the 2022 ULI Fall Meeting, which will be held in person in Dallas from Oct. 24 to 27.
“Jeanne’s artistry and creativity have established her as one of the most influential architects of her generation,” said Ed Walter, ULI’s global CEO, in a statement. “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. In addition, Jeanne’s commitment to sharing her knowledge and experience with our members has aided ULI in expanding our mission, and I have no doubt this prize will help cement her legacy for years to come.”