Summer Block Party
Coming Summer 2017
Studio Gang’s Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. Photo: Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing.
Studio Gang will design the 2017 summer installation. Founded by MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang is an architecture and urbanism practice based in Chicago and New York. Their award-winning projects range in scale from the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo to the Aqua Tower in Chicago. In addition to designing exhibitions for the Art Institute of Chicago, Design Miami at Art Basel Miami Beach, and the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Studio was recently selected to design the expansion of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
The 2017 Summer Block Party installation is the latest in a series of collaborations between the National Building Museum and Studio Gang. In 2003, Jeanne Gang exhibited a translucent marble curtain hung in tension for the exhibition Masonry Variations; she presented a lecture for the Museum’s 2009 Women of Architecture series on “Transforming Skylines and Communities”; and in 2010 Gang served as an advisor to the Museum’s Intelligent Cities project.