2017 Public Humanities Award Recipient Jeanne Gang

Jeanne Gang 2017 Public Humanities Award RecipientJeanne Gang is an architect and MacArthur Fellow whose work advances the possibilities of architecture and design in the 21st century—including their ability to make a positive social and environmental impact. She is the founding principal of Studio Gang, an architecture and urban design practice of nearly 100 people with offices in Chicago and New York.

An Illinois native, Jeanne’s international acclaim has helped to deepen her impact Chicago, which will be felt for years to come. Her wide-ranging interests and innovative design shows the importance of architecture and design for strengthening the relationships among individuals, communities, and their broader environment.

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Michael Halberstam
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Past Public Humanities Award Recipients

  • 2016 – Dr. Walter E. Massey

  • 2015 – Howard Tullman

  • 2014 – Jay Franke and David Herro

  • 2013 – Lisa Yun Lee

  • 2012 – Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill

  • 2011  – John A. Wing

  • 2010 – Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

  • 2008 – Carlos Tortolero

  • 2007 – Barbara Gaines

  • 2006 – Mary A. Dempsey

  • 2005 – The Honorable Abner and Zoe Mikva

  • 1994 – Martin E. Marty, Stanley J. Ikenberry, Richard J. Franke, Chicago Tribune

  • 1993 – Francis J. Pettis

  • 1992 – Nancy Anderson Stevenson

  • 1990 – Bridget Lamont

  • 1989 – Cyrus Colter

  • 1988 – Brena and Lee Freeman

  • 1987 – The Honorable Dawn Clark Netsch and Walter Netsch

  • 1986 – Mary Ward Wolkonsky

  • 1985 – J. Michael Lennon

  • 1984 – John Hope Franklin, Stuart Steuver, The Honorable Jim Edgar, The Honorable Paul Simon, The Honorable Sidney Yates, Louise Año Nuevo Kerr